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Definition: Terra Japonica
, 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
(b) Catechu. [Written also gambeer
, n. [It. & L. See Terrace
The earth; earth.
[L., white earth] (Com.), a white amorphous
earthy substance consisting of burnt gypsum, aluminium
silicate (kaolin), or some similar ingredient, as
magnesia. It is sometimes used to adulterate certain
foods, spices, candies, paints, etc.
. [It., fr. terra earth + cotta, fem. of cotto
cooked, L. coctus, p. p. of coquere to cook. See Cook
n.] Baked clay; a kind of hard pottery used for statues,
architectural decorations, figures, vases, and the like.
[L., son of the earth], formerly, one
appointed to write a satirical Latin poem at the public
acts in the University of Oxford; -- not unlike the
prevaricator at Cambridge, England.
[L.], firm or solid earth, as opposed to
. [NL.] Same as Gambier
. It was formerly
supposed to be a kind of earth from Japan.
[L., Lemnian earth], Lemnian earth. See under
[L., ponderous earth] (Min.), barite, or
Terra di Sienna
. See Sienna