Gambeer
Gambeer Gam*beer", v. t. [Cf. F. gambier a kind of hook.] (Fishing) To gaff, as mackerel. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • gambeer — Gambier 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Gambier — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gambir — Gambier 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Terra Japonica — Gambier 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Uncaria Gambir — Gambier 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Catechu — For the region in India, see Kutch District. Catechu (  /ˈkæt …   Wikipedia

  • Catechu — Pour la région en Inde, reportez vous à la section District Kutch . Catechu (prononcé/ˈkætɨʃuː/ou / ˈkætɨtʃuː) ou betel également connue sous le nom cachou, cutch, cashoo ou terre du Japon est un extrait provenant de plusieurs espèces d Acacia… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • gambier — n. [Written also Gambir and Gambeer.] Catechu, cutch, terra japonica, japan earth …   New dictionary of synonyms

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