dammar definition

  • noun:
    • any one of various tough resins obtained from woods associated with the genera Shorea, Balanocarpus, and Hopea, indigenous to southeast Asia plus the Malay Archipelago and used in varnishes and lacquers.
    • Alternative form of dammara.
    • An oleoresin used in making varnishes; dammar gum; dammara resin. It's gotten from certain resin trees indigenous towards East Indies, esp. Shorea robusta and dammar pine.
    • identical to dammar-resin.
    • some of numerous hard resins from woods of this family Dipterocarpaceae and of the genus Agathis; particularly the amboyna pine

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