dammar definition by Webster's New World
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- 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: Malay dāmar
dammar definition by American Heritage Dictionary
or dam·ar also dam·mernoun
Any of various hard resins obtained from trees of the genera Shorea, Balanocarpus, and Hopea, native to southeast Asia and the Malay Archipelago and used in varnishes and lacquers.
Origin: Malay damar, resin.