Gam"bier (?), n. [Malayan.] (a)

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.

(b)

Catechu.

[Written also gambeer and gambir.]

 

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