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  1. any of several S or SE Asian dipterocarpaceous trees of the genus Dipterocarpus that yield a resin
  2. Also called: gurjun balsam the resin from any of these trees, used as a varnish
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Word Origin for gurjun

C19: from Bengali garjon
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Historical Examples of gurjun

  • Chaulmoogra oil and gurjun oil internally and externally are in some instances of service.

    Essentials of Diseases of the Skin

    Henry Weightman Stelwagon

  • Balsam of Gurjun is a stimulant of the mucous membranes, especially those of the genito-urinary tract, and is diuretic.