from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various hard resins obtained chiefly in Southeast Asia from trees in the families Araucariaceae, Burseraceae, and Dipterocarpaceae, for use in varnishes and lacquers.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as dammar-resin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An oleoresin used in making varnishes; dammar gum; dammara resin. It is obtained from certain resin trees indigenous to the East Indies, esp. Shorea robusta and the dammar pine.
  • noun (Bot.) a tree of the Moluccas (Agathis orientalis syn. Dammara orientalis), yielding dammar.

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  • noun Alternative form of dammara.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun any of various hard resins from trees of the family Dipterocarpaceae and of the genus Agathis; especially the amboyna pine


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Malay damar, resin.]


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  • "A haggard almsman can drag a handcart and hawk glass jars (racks and racks): agar-agar — dammar lac and balsam sap (half a franc, a flask)."

    Eunoia by Christian Bök (upgraded edition), p 20

    May 20, 2010