kino-gum

kino gum

[kee-noh]
noun
the reddish or black, catechulike inspissated juice or gum of certain tall trees belonging to the genus Pterocarpus, of the legume family, native to India and Sri Lanka, used in medicine, tanning, etc.

Origin:
1820–30; apparently variant of Malinke keno kind of gum

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kino gum

noun
1. a gum obtained from various tropical plants; used as an astringent and in tanning [syn: kino
2. reddish or black juice or resin from certain trees of the genus Pterocarpus and used in medicine and tanning etc [syn: East India kino
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