Gambier meaning

gămbîr
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.
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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.
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Uncaria gambir, a plant from Indonesia.
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Origin of gambier

  • Malay gambir

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Malay gambir.

    From Wiktionary