or dam·ar, dam·mer
- Also called gum dammar. a copallike resin derived largely from dipterocarpaceous trees of southern Asia, especially Malaya and Sumatra, and used chiefly for making colorless varnish.
- any of various similar resins from trees of other families.
Origin of dammar
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Historical Examples of damar
They brought with them beeswax, damar, honey, or rattans to exchange for those things.Sketches of Our Life at Sarawak
Damar varnish is forced upon the marbler, so there is little wonder if many prefer to leave the work as it is without varnishing.Graining and Marbling
Abstain from the use of zinc white or damar varnish altogether.Practical Carriage and Wagon Painting
Mayton Clarence Hillick
The false move made by Dr. Damar Greefe had advanced the inquiry further than any unaided endeavors of mine could well have done.
Respecting the identity of my would-be assassin there was little room for doubt; he was the black servant of Dr. Damar Greefe.
- a variant spelling of dammar
damar or dammer
- any of various resins obtained from SE Asian trees, esp of the genera Agathis (conifers) and Shorea (family Dipterocarpaceae): used for varnishes, lacquers, bases for oil paints, etc