An oleoresin used in making varnishes; dammar gum; dammara resin. It is obtained from certain resin trees indigenous to the East Indies, especially. Shorea robusta and the dammar pine.

<botany> Dammar pine,, a tree of the Moluccas (Agathis, or Dammara, orientalis), yielding dammar.

Origin: Jav. & Malay. Damar.

<botany> A large tree of the order Coniferae, indigenous to the East Indies and Australasia; called also Agathis. There are several species.

(01 Mar 1998)