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3 definitions found
 for Gambier
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gambier \Gam"bier\, n. [Malayan.]
     (a) The inspissated juice of a plant ({Uncaria Gambir)
         growing in Malacca. It is a powerful astringent, and,
         under the name of Terra Japonica, is used for chewing
         with the Areca nut, and is exported for tanning and
         dyeing.
     (b) Catechu. [Written also gambeer and gambir.]
         [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Catechu \Cat"e*chu\, n. [See Cashoo.] (Chem.)
     A dry, brown, astringent extract, obtained by decoction and
     evaporation from the Acacia catechu, and several other
     plants growing in India. It contains a large portion of
     tannin or tannic acid, and is used in medicine and in the
     arts. It is also known by the names terra japonica,
     cutch, gambier, etc. --Ure. --Dunglison.
     [1913 Webster]

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Gambier, OH -- U.S. village in Ohio
     Population (2000):    1871
     Housing Units (2000): 305
     Land area (2000):     0.936194 sq. miles (2.424731 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.936194 sq. miles (2.424731 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            29246
     Located within:       Ohio (OH), FIPS 39
     Location:             40.376400 N, 82.396570 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     43022
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Gambier, OH
      Gambier
  

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