kauri gum

kauri resin

noun
a hard resin obtained from the bark of the kauri or found, sometimes in masses of as much as 100 pounds (45 kg), in the soil where the tree has grown: used chiefly in making varnish.
Also, kauri, kauri gum, kauri copal.


Origin:
1855–60

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kauri gum
 
n
a hard resin from the kauri tree, found usually as a fossil in the soil where an extinct tree once grew: used chiefly in making varnishes

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