Definition of gum resin in US English:

gum resin


  • A plant secretion consisting of resin mixed with gum.

    • ‘All were identified as gamboge, a yellow gum resin that is an exudate from the Garcinia tree found in India, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam.’
    • ‘An open, non-randomized clinical trial of 30 patients with chronic colitis investigated the effect of Boswellia serrata gum resin for six weeks on various UC disease parameters.’
    • ‘They use an extract of the gum resin of the guggul tree to lower cholesterol.’
    • ‘Some plants have been known to yield as much as 2 lb or more of gum resin.’
    • ‘Myrrh is a fragrant gum resin used in making incense, perfume, and herbal medicine, and in ancient times it was also employed in embalming.’
    • ‘The gum resin of Boswellia serrata, also known as frankincense, has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries, and is also known in that system of medicine as Salai guggul.’


gum resin

/ˈɡəm ˌrezən/