Definitions for gambogegæmˈboʊdʒ, -ˈbuʒ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a gum resin from various Asian trees of the genus Garcinia, family Guttiferae, esp. G.hanburyi, used as a yellow pigment.
yellow or yellow-orange.
Origin of gamboge:
1625–35; < NL gambog-, s. of gambogium, after Cambodia
a gum resin used as a yellow pigment and a purgative
gamboge, lemon, lemon yellow, maize(noun)
a strong yellow color
One of several species of trees of genus Garcinia found in South and Southeastern Asia.
Resin of the gamboge tree.
Of a deep yellow colour.
a concrete juice, or gum resin, produced by several species of trees in Siam, Ceylon, and Malabar. It is brought in masses, or cylindrical rolls, from Cambodia, or Cambogia, -- whence its name. The best kind is of a dense, compact texture, and of a beatiful reddish yellow. Taking internally, it is a strong and harsh cathartic and emetic
Gamboge is a partially transparent deep saffron to mustard yellow pigment. It is used to dye Buddhist monks' robes because the color is a deep tone of saffron, the traditional color used for the robes of Theravada Buddhist monks.
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