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Definitions of tragacanth:

part of speech: noun

A gum exuding from a plant; it is used in various medicinal preparations.

Usage examples for tragacanth:

  • Take for every pound of this material one ounce of Gum Tragacanth which has been soaked in hot water. "One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed", C. A. Bogardus
  • In such cases a little spirits of camphor mixed with the gum tragacanth is best. "Directions for Collecting and Preserving Insects", C. V. Riley
  • The leather is washed down with tragacanth and the previously impressed design picked out with white of egg and quickly tooled with tools medium to hot. "Practical Bookbinding", Paul Adam

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A resinous exudation from a shrub of Southern Europe, Cistus ladaniferus, and C. creticus, formerly employed as a stomachic and in the treatment of dysentery, and by fumigation in bronchitis. ...