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 (găm-bōj′, -bo͞ozh′)
1. A brownish or orange resin obtained from several trees of the genus Garcinia of South and Southeast Asia and yielding a golden-yellow pigment.
2. A strong reddish yellow.

[New Latin cambugium, gambogium, after Cambodia.]

gam·boge′ adj.
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(ɡæmˈbəʊdʒ; -ˈbuːʒ) or


1. (Elements & Compounds)
a. a gum resin used as the source of a yellow pigment and as a purgative
b. the pigment made from this resin
2. (Plants) gamboge tree any of several tropical Asian trees of the genus Garcinia, esp G. hanburyi, that yield this resin: family Clusiaceae
3. (Colours) a strong yellow colour
Also called (for senses 1, 2): cambogia
[C18: from New Latin gambaugium, from Cambodia]
gamˈbogian adj
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(gæmˈboʊdʒ, -ˈbuʒ)

1. a gum resin from various Asian trees of the genus Garcinia, family Guttiferae, esp. G.hanburyi, used as a yellow pigment.
2. yellow or yellow-orange.
[1625–35; < New Latin gambog-, s. of gambogium, after Cambodia]
gam•bo′gi•an, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gamboge - a gum resin used as a yellow pigment and a purgative
gum resin - a mixture of resin and gum
2.gamboge - a strong yellow colorgamboge - a strong yellow color    
yellow, yellowness - yellow color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of sunflowers or ripe lemons
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References in classic literature ?
I don't know, but I heard that gamboge ghost of a Fedallah saying so, and he seems to know all about ships' charms.
Their names are Aloes, Scammony, and Gamboge. In plainer words, I am now living -- on a Pill.
I am off, to cultivate the field of public indigestion with the triple plowshare of aloes, scammony and gamboge." He stopped and turned round at the door.
His blood may be gamboge yellow with green spots, for all anybody knows.
Reutrakul, "Anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antipyretic activities of the extract of gamboge from Garcinia hanburyi Hook f.," Journal of Ethnopharmacology, vol.
It was determined by the observations that while the color of the solution was transparent at the beginning, the color transformed into the straw colored at the end of the 96th hour, into the gamboge at the end of the 168th hour and then also into the dark russet at the end of the 192nd hour, respectively.
'The one made by Alderoni and Debella was monochromatic, but this one had a variety of colors, such as gamboge yellow and cinnabar,' says Gatbonton.
A Tranquilisers B Weedkiller C Explosives D Painkillers QUESTION 15 - for 15 points: What colour is produced by the pigment known as gamboge? A Red B Yellow C Blue