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gamboges (gum resin)

gamboges is a plural form of gamboge

gamboge (gum resin)

Definition:

a gum resin used as a yellow pigment and a purgative

Class:

substance noun (substance and materials)

Plural:

gamboges

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

cambogia

Etymology:

(earlier in the Latin form): from modern Latin gambaugium, from "Cambodia"
(Source: Oxford Dictionary)  [more]

All senses of gamboges...

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Garcinia | saptrees | mangosteens | garcinias | monkey fruit | Brindonia [Thouars, synonym] | Cambogia [L., synonym] | Clusianthemum [Vieill., synonym] | Mangostana [Gaertn., synonym] | ...

a plant genus of the family Clusiaceae native to Asia, Australia, tropical and southern Africa, and Polynesia. The number of species is highly disputed, with various sources recognizing between 50 and about 300. Commonly, the plants in this genus are ... (40 of 1071 words, 6 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Garcinia

Collins Dictionary:

cambogia | gamboge (sense 1), gamboge [sense-specific]

another name for "gamboge (sense 1), gamboge" (7 of 280 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/cambogia

Random House Dictionary:

gamboge | cambogia [sense-specific]

a gum resin from various Asian trees of the genus "Garcinia", especially "G. hanburyi", used as a yellow pigment and as a cathartic. | yellow or ... (25 of 34 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/gamboge

Wiktionary:

gamboge | gamboges [plural] | cambogia [synonym, sense-specific] | Garcinia [genus, sense-specific]

One of several species of trees of genus Garcinia found in South and Southeastern Asia. | The resin of the gamboge tree. | A deep yellow colour. | Of a deep yellow colour. (30 of 33 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/gamboge

Britannica Encyclopedia:

gamboge [gum resin] | camboge

hard, brittle gum resin that is obtained from various Southeast Asian trees of the genus Garcinia and is used as a colour vehicle and in medicine. ... (26 of 158 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/224855​/gamboge

Oxford Dictionary:

gamboge

a gum resin produced by various East Asian trees, used as a yellow pigment and in medicine as a purgative.; The trees belong to the genus Garcinia ... (27 of 68 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/gamboge

Merriam-Webster:

gamboge | Garcinia [genus, sense-specific]

an orange to brown gum resin from southeast Asian trees (genus Garcinia) of ... | a strong yellow (17 of 55 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/gamboge

American Heritage Dictionary:

gamboge

A brownish or orange resin obtained from several trees of the genus "Garcinia" of south-central Asia and yielding a golden-yellow pigment. | A strong ... (23 of 39 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/gamboge

New World Dictionary:

gamboge | Garcinia hanburyi [species]

a gum resin obtained from a tropical Asian tree of the Saint-John's-wort family, used as a yellow pigment and as a cathartic (22 of 36 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/gamboge

Columbia Encyclopedia:

gamboge

an intensely yellow pigment obtained from the sap of "Garcinia morella", a tree of southeastern Asia and Sri Lanka. (19 of 22 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0820117​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

gamboge | cambogia [trees, sense-specific]

a gum resin obtained from various Asian trees that produces a yellow pigment | a yellow pigment made from gamboge resin | a strong yellow color (24 of 47 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861614270​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Oxford Dictionary:

gamboge

First use: early 18th century

Origin: (earlier in the Latin form): from modern Latin gambaugium, from "Cambodia"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/gamboge

Merriam-Webster:

gamboge

First use: 1712

Origin: New Latin gambogium, alteration of cambugium, from or akin to Portuguese Camboja Cambodia

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/gamboge

Collins Dictionary:

gamboge

First use: 18th century

Origin: from New Latin gambaugium, from Cambodia

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/gamboge

New World Dictionary:

gamboge

Origin: Modern Latin gambogium, after "Cambodia", where first obtained

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/gamboge

American Heritage Dictionary:

gamboge

Origin: New Latin cambugium, gambogium, after "Cambodia".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/gamboge

Columbia Encyclopedia:

Encarta Dictionary:

gamboge

First use: Mid-17th century

Origin: modern Latin gambaugium from Cambodia

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861614270​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

gamboge

Audio: British English pronunciation of "gamboge"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/gamboge

cambogia

Audio: British English pronunciation of "cambogia"

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the Free Dictionary:

gamboge

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "gamboge"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "gamboge"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "gamboge" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

gamboge

Audio: English pronunciation of "gamboge"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

gamboge

Audio: North American pronunciation of "gamboge"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=gambog​02 word=gamboge

gamboge

Audio: North American pronunciation of "gamboge"

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YourDictionary Audio:

gamboge

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "gamboge" by speech synthesizer

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