dam-mars

dammar

[dam-ahr, -er, duh-mahr]
noun
1.
Also called gum dammar. a copallike resin derived largely from dipterocarpaceous trees of southern Asia, especially Malaya and Sumatra, and used chiefly for making colorless varnish.
2.
any of various similar resins from trees of other families.
Also, damar, dammer [dam-er] .


Origin:
1690–1700; < Malay damar

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dammar, damar or dammer (ˈdæmə)
 
n
any of various resins obtained from SE Asian trees, esp of the genera Agathis (conifers) and Shorea (family Dipterocarpaceae): used for varnishes, lacquers, bases for oil paints, etc
 
[C17: from Malay damar resin]
 
damar, damar or dammer
 
n
 
[C17: from Malay damar resin]
 
dammer, damar or dammer
 
n
 
[C17: from Malay damar resin]

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