a gum resin obtained from a tropical Asian tree (Garcinia hanburyi) of the St. Johnswort family, used as a yellow pigment and as a cathartic
Origin of gambogeModern Latin gambogium, after Cambodia, where first obtained
- A brownish or orange resin obtained from several trees of the genus Garcinia of South and Southeast Asia and yielding a golden-yellow pigment.
- A strong reddish yellow.
Origin of gambogeNew Latin cambugium, gambogium after Cambodia
(countable and uncountable, plural gamboges)
- Of a deep yellow colour.