Origin of gamboge
OTHER WORDS FROM gambogegam·bo·gi·an, adjective
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How to use gamboge in a sentence
In colored ones, if yellow, use gamboge after the pipe-clay, and for other colors match it in dry paint.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness|Florence Hartley
Gamboge is of a gum-resinous nature and clear yellow colour.
Perhaps in dyeing, the lead and gamboge solutions might be worth a trial.
He gave enormous doses of powerful drugs—sixty grains of gamboge, and from two to three ounces of saltpeter in a single day.An Epitome of the History of Medicine|Roswell Park
The golden throat under a crimson-purple tube is lined with bright crimson; the characteristic ‘eyes’ gamboge, fading to white.The Woodlands Orchids|Frederick Boyle
British Dictionary definitions for gamboge
- a gum resin used as the source of a yellow pigment and as a purgative
- the pigment made from this resin