Definition for GAM-BOGE'


A concrete vegetable juice or inspissated sap, produced by the Hebradendron Cambogioides. It is brought in orbicular masses or cylindrical rolls, from Cambaja, Cambodja or Cambogia, in the East Indies, whence its name. It is of a dense, compact texture, and of a beautiful reddish yellow. It is used chiefly as a pigment. Taken internally, it is a strong and harsh cathartic and emetic. Nicholson.

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