gum resin
noun Date: 1712 a product consisting essentially of a mixture of gum and resin usually obtained by making an incision in a plant and allowing the juice which exudes to solidify

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  • Gum resin — Gum Gum, n. [OE. gomme, gumme, F. gomme, L. gummi and commis, fr. Gr. ?, prob. from an Egyptian form kam?; cf. It. {gomma}.] 1. A vegetable secretion of many trees or plants that hardens when it exudes, but is soluble in water; as, gum arabic;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gum resin — n a product consisting essentially of a mixture of gum and resin usu. obtained by making an incision in a plant and allowing the juice which exudes to solidify …   Medical dictionary

  • gum resin — n. a mixture of gum and resin, given off by certain trees and plants …   English World dictionary

  • gum resin — gum′ res in n. a plant exudation consisting of a mixture of gum and resin gum′ res i•nous, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • gum resin — gum resinous, adj. a plant exudation consisting of a mixture of gum and resin. [1705 15] * * * …   Universalium

  • gum-resin — gum res·in (gum″rezґin) a dried exudation from various trees, consisting of a principle soluble in water and insoluble in alcohol, combined with a volatile oil or resin soluble in alcohol, but not in water, and including myrrh and scammony …   Medical dictionary

  • gum resin — noun a mixture of resin and gum • Hypernyms: ↑natural resin • Hyponyms: ↑elemi, ↑gum elemi, ↑myrrh, ↑gum myrrh, ↑sweet cicely, ↑Sonora gum, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • gum resin — noun A mixture of gum and resin secreted by a plant …   Wiktionary

  • gum resin — noun a plant secretion consisting of resin mixed with gum …   English new terms dictionary

  • gum resin — /gʌm ˈrɛzən/ (say gum rezuhn) noun a plant exudation consisting of a mixture of gums and resins, as bdellium, gamboge, etc …   Australian English dictionary

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