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.
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 Southeast Asia and the East Indies, used in varnishes and paints requiring high resistance to wear.
Origin of dammar
- Malay damar resin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition