Definition of Gambier

1. n. The inspissated juice of a plant (Uncaria Gambir) growing in Malacca. It is a powerful astringent, and, under the name of Terra Japonica, is used for chewing with the Areca nut, and is exported for tanning and dyeing.

Definition of Gambier

1. Noun. ''Uncaria gambir'' a plant from Indonesia ¹

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Definition of Gambier

1. an extract obtained from an Asian vine [n -S]

Medical Definition of Gambier

1. The inspissated juice of a plant (Uncaria Gambir) growing in Malacca. It is a powerful astringent, and, under the name of Terra Japonica, is used for chewing with the Areca nut, and is exported for tanning and dyeing. Catechu. Alternative forms: gambeer and gambir. Origin: Malayan. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gambier

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Literary usage of Gambier

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1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1889)
"gambier'g notions of religion and morality were much stricter than those in vogue at that time ; the Defence was spoken of as ' a ..."

2. Pharmacographia; a History of the Principal Drugs of Vegetable Origin, Met by Friedrich August Flückiger, Daniel Hanbury (1879)
"Uncaria gambier Roxb. (Nauclea Gambir Hunter) a stout climbing shrub, ... History—gambier is one of the substances to which the name of Catechu or Terra ..."

3. The Select Journal of Foreign Periodical Literature by Andrews Norton, Charles Folsom (1833)
"LORD gambier. Died April 19, at his house at Iver, near Uxbridge, aged 76, the Right Honorable James gambier, Baron Gambler, of Iver, county of Buckingham, ..."

4. Treatise on Applied Analytical Chemistry: Methods and Standards for the by Vittorio Villavecchia (1918)
"CATECHU, gambier These two substances, composed of the evaporated and dried ... gambier is sold (i) in small cubical cakes of a greenish or yellowish grey ..."

5. The Autobiography of a Seaman by Thomas Cochrane Dundonald, George Butler Earp, William Jackson (1860)
"ADMIRALTY ACCUSATION AGAINST LORD gambier ON MY REFUSAL TO ACCUSE HIS LORDSHIP. ... With this extraordinary demand Lord gambier appears to have gladly ..."

6. Visitation of England and Wales by Joseph Jackson Howard, Frederick Arthur Crisp (1908)
"Sidney gambier Parry of=j=Grace, younger dau. of the Honble George Denman, QC, MP, ... Richard gambier Parry, born at Highnam Court on Saturday, 20 January, ..."

7. Chemical Abstracts by American Chemical Society (1916)
"EH Oriental manufacture of gambier. ALEXANDER T. HOUGH. Leather Trades Rev. 48, 512-4, 580-1(1915).—The author visited a gambier plantation in the Malay ..."

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