An astringent extract of a tropical Asiatic plant, used in tanning. Also called catechu.
- The chief source of gambier is the climber Uncaria gambier, family Rubiaceae
More example sentences
- Gambier was an extract made from the leaves and twigs of a vine that grew in India and the Malacca Islands, Uncaria gambir.
early 19th century: from Malay gambir, the name of the plant.
Definition of gambier in:
- The US English dictionary