an astringent substance extracted from various S Asian plants (genus Uncaria) of the madder family, chewed with the betel nut: used in tanning and dyeing and, formerly, in medicine
Origin of gambierMalay gambir
A resinous astringent extract obtained from the leaves of a woody vine (Uncaria gambir) of Malaysia and Indonesia, used medicinally and formerly for tanning and dyeing.
Origin of gambierMalay gambir.
- Uncaria gambir, a plant from Indonesia
From Malay gambir.