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Garcinia gummi-gutta

Definition:

a low spreading tree of Indonesia yielding an orange to brown gum resin (gamboge) used as a pigment when powdered

Class:

plant noun (plants and fungi)

Usage:

species

Plural:

Garcinia gummi-gutta*
(* Garcinia gummi-gutta may be used in a singular or plural context)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

Garcinia cambogia [species] | Garcinia hanburyi [species] | gamboge tree | G. cambogia [abbreviation, species] | G. hanburyi [abbreviation, species]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Gambooge | Garcinia Cambogia | brindleberry | brindall berry | Malabar tamarind | assam fruit | Garcinia gummi-gutta [species]

a subtropical species of Garcinia native to Indonesia. Common names include Garcinia Cambogia, as well as gambooge, brindleberry, brindall berry, Malabar tamarind, and assam fruit. This fruit looks like a small pumpkin and is green to pale yellow in ... (39 of 907 words, 5 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Gambooge

Wiktionary:

Garcinia gummi-gutta | Garcinia cambogia [synonym] | Garcinia quaesita [synonym] | brindleberry [synonym] | brindall berry [synonym] | Malabar tamarind [synonym] | Garcinia [genus]

A taxonomic species within the genus Garcinia -- a subtropical plant native to Indonesia bearing a pumpkin-shaped yellowish fruit, gambooge. (19 of 21 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Garcinia gummi-gutta

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

Collins Dictionary:

gamboge tree

any of several tropical Asian trees of the genus "Garcinia", especially "G. hanburyi", that yield this resin: family "Clusiaceae" (19 of 264 words)

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

Britannica Encyclopedia:

Garcinia [tree genus]

genus in the family Clusiaceae, with 240 species of trees and shrubs found throughout the tropics, but especially in the Paleotropics. . The best ... (24 of 97 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/225691​/Garcinia

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

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