Gamboge definition

găm-bōj, -bo͝ozh
A brownish or orange resin obtained from several trees of the genus Garcinia of South and Southeast Asia and yielding a golden-yellow pigment.
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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.
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One of several species of trees of genus Garcinia found in South and Southeastern Asia.
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The resin of the gamboge tree.
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A deep yellow colour.

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Of a deep yellow colour.
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A strong reddish yellow.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of gamboge - camboge

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
gamboge
Plural:
gamboges

Origin of gamboge

  • New Latin cambugium, gambogium after Cambodia

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