- any of various resins from evergreen trees (genus Agathis) of Australia, New Zealand, and East Indies, used in making varnish, lacquers, etc.
- any of various natural resins from trees (esp. genera Shorea and Balanocarpus) native to SE Asia and the East Indies, used in varnishes and paints requiring high resistance to wear
Origin of dammarMalay dāmar
or dam·ar also dam·mer
Any of various hard resins obtained chiefly in Southeast Asia from trees in the families Araucariaceae, Burseraceae, and Dipterocarpaceae, for use in varnishes and lacquers.
Origin of dammarMalay damar, resin.
- Alternative form of dammara.