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Meaning of gambier

gam•bier

Pronunciation: (gam'bēr), [key]
— n.
  1. an astringent extract obtained from the leaves and young shoots of a tropical Asian shrub, Uncaria gambir, of the madder family, used in medicine, dyeing, tanning, etc.
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