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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.]
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gamboge(ɡæmˈbəʊdʒ; -ˈbuːʒ) or
nAlso called (for senses 1, 2): cambogia
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
[C18: from New Latin gambaugium, from Cambodia]
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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]
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|Noun||1.||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 color|
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