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.
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How to use dammar in a sentence
This done, the edges of the cover may be fixed to the slide by painting round with gum-dammar dissolved in benzole.Fungi: Their Nature and Uses | Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
We now commenced our return homewards, laden with our honey cones and a supply of dammar.In the Eastern Seas | W.H.G. Kingston
In the interior country other vegetable oils are employed, and light is supplied by a kind of links made of dammar or resin.The History of Sumatra | William Marsden
If allowed to become thick by drying, dammar may be used as luting.
The ink is the root of the dammar pine, mixed with the juice of the sugar cane.The Natural History of the Varieties of Man | Robert Gordon Latham
British Dictionary definitions for dammar
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
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