gamboge

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Etymology[edit]

Late Latin gambogium from Late Latin gambogia - Latin for Cambodia (resin from trees of SE Asia used to make yellow dye). First attested in English as a colour in 1634.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡæmˈbuːʒ/, /ɡæmˈbəʊʒ/

Noun[edit]

gamboge (countable and uncountable, plural gamboges)

  1. One of several species of trees of genus Garcinia found in South and Southeastern Asia.
  2. The resin of the gamboge tree.
  3. A deep yellow colour.
    gamboge colour:    

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Adjective[edit]

gamboge (not comparable)

  1. Of a deep yellow colour.

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