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dammar

Overview page. Subjects: Art — Plant Sciences and Forestry.

A resinous exudate of Agathis, some Burseraceae, and many Dipterocarpaceae in the rain forests of Malesia. It is still in demand for specialist varnishes.

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deal

Overview page. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design — Plant Sciences and Forestry.

Softwood planking imported to Britain, especially from the Baltic region. Usually it is composed of Scots pine (red deal) or Norway spruce (white deal).

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gamboge

Overview page. Subjects: Art — Plant Sciences and Forestry.

The solidified yellow resin of certain Garcinia species (especially G. hanburyi), used as a paint pigment. Cambodia, whence it comes, derives its name from this product.

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sycamore

Overview page. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design — Plant Sciences and Forestry.

1 (UK) See Acer.

2 (Near East) See Ficus.

3 (N. America) See Platanus.

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