[jel-uh-tawng, -tong] /ˈdʒɛl əˌtɔŋ, -ˌtɒŋ/
a tree, Dyera costulata, of the Malay Peninsula, from which a resinous latex is obtained.
Also called pontianak. the latex of these trees, used as a substitute for chicle.
Also called devil tree. a tropical Old World tree, Alstonia scholaris, of the dogbane family, of which the bark is used in medicine.
a Malaysian apocynaceous tree of the genus Dyera, esp D. costulata
the latex obtained from this tree, used in the manufacture of chewing gum
the wood of this tree
[jem-uh-dahr] /ˈdʒɛm əˌdɑr/ noun, (in India) 1. any of various government officials. 2. the supervisor of a staff of servants. 3. an officer in a sepoy regiment, corresponding in rank to a lieutenant. /ˈdʒɛməˌdɑː/ noun 1. a native junior officer belonging to a locally raised regiment serving as mercenaries in India, esp with the British […]
[French zhuh-map] /French ʒəˈmap/ noun 1. a town in SW Belgium, near Mons: French victory over Austrians 1792. /French ʒəmap/ noun 1. a town in SW Belgium, in Hainaut province west of Mons: scene of a battle (1792) during the French Revolutionary Wars, in which the French defeated the Austrians
/ˈdʒɛmbɛ/ noun 1. (E African) a hoe
[juh-mahy-muh] /dʒəˈmaɪ mə/ noun 1. a female given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “dove.”. fem. personal name, biblical daughter of Job, from Hebrew Yemimah, literally “dove” (cf. Arabic yamama). The Aunt Jemima ready-mix food product in U.S. dates from 1889. dove, the eldest of Job’s three daughters born after his time of trial (Job […]