Garcinia

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garcinia

(ɡɑːˈsɪnɪə)
n
1. (Plants) any member of a genus of evergreen trees, shrubs, and flowering plants of the family Clusiaceae, native to tropical regions of Africa, Asia, and Australasia
2. (Complementary Medicine) an extract from the fruit of Garcinia cambogia thought to act as an appetite suppressant, often used in weight-loss treatments. Also called: hydroxycitric acid or HCA
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Noun1.garcinia - evergreen trees and shrubs: mangosteensGarcinia - evergreen trees and shrubs: mangosteens
dilleniid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous trees and shrubs and herbs
Clusiaceae, family Clusiaceae, family Guttiferae, Guttiferae, St John's wort family - widely distributed family of chiefly tropical trees and shrubs and vines that produce oils and resins and some usable timber
Garcinia mangostana, mangosteen, mangosteen tree - East Indian tree with thick leathery leaves and edible fruit
gamboge tree, Garcinia cambogia, Garcinia gummi-gutta, Garcinia hanburyi - low spreading tree of Indonesia yielding an orange to brown gum resin (gamboge) used as a pigment when powdered
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