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gambier

Line breaks: gam|bier
Pronunciation: /ˈɡambɪə
 
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Definition of gambier in English:

noun

[mass noun]
An astringent extract of a tropical Asiatic plant, used in tanning. Also called catechu.
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.

Origin

early 19th century: from Malay gambir, the name of the plant.

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