gambogian

gamboge

[gam-bohj, -boozh]
noun
1.
Also, cambogia. a gum resin from various Asian trees of the genus Garcinia, especially G. hanburyi, used as a yellow pigment and as a cathartic.
2.
yellow or yellow-orange.

Origin:
1625–35; < Neo-Latin gambog- (stem of gambogium), variant of cambog-, after Cambodia

gambogian, adjective
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gamboge (ɡæmˈbəʊdʒ, -ˈbuːʒ)
 
n
1.  a.  a gum resin used as the source of a yellow pigment and as a purgative
 b.  the pigment made from this resin
2.  gamboge tree any of several tropical Asian trees of the genus Garcinia, esp G. hanburyi, that yield this resin: family Clusiaceae
3.  a strong yellow colour
 
[C18: from New Latin gambaugium, from Cambodia]
 
gam'bogian
 
adj

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