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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.


alternative forms: gambeer and gambir.

Origin: malayan.