Definition of gambier in English:

gambier

Syllabification: gam·bier
Pronunciation: /ˈɡamˌbir
 
/
(also gambir)

noun

An astringent extract of a tropical Asiatic plant, used in tanning.
  • 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.

Origin

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

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