Definitions for gambogegæmˈboʊdʒ, -ˈbuʒ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gam•bogegæmˈboʊdʒ, -ˈbuʒ(n.)

  1. a gum resin from various Asian trees of the genus Garcinia, family Guttiferae, esp. G.hanburyi, used as a yellow pigment.

    Category: Plants

  2. yellow or yellow-orange.

Origin of gamboge:

1625–35; < NL gambog-, s. of gambogium, after Cambodia

gam•bo′gi•an(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gamboge(noun)

    a gum resin used as a yellow pigment and a purgative

  2. gamboge, lemon, lemon yellow, maize(noun)

    a strong yellow color

Wiktionary

  1. gamboge(Noun)

    One of several species of trees of genus Garcinia found in South and Southeastern Asia.

  2. gamboge(Noun)

    Resin of the gamboge tree.

  3. gamboge(Adjective)

    Of a deep yellow colour.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gamboge(noun)

    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

Freebase

  1. Gamboge

    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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