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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Catechu  \Cat"e*chu\,  n.  [See  {Cashoo}.]  (Chem.) 
  A  dry,  brown,  astringent  extract,  obtained  by  decoction  and 
  evaporation  from  the  {Acacia  catechu},  and  several  other 
  plants  growing  in  India.  It  contains  a  large  portion  of 
  tannin  or  tannic  acid,  and  is  used  in  medicine  and  in  the 
  arts.  It  is  also  known  by  the  names  {terra  japonica}, 
  {cutch},  {gambier},  etc  --Ure.  --Dunglison. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Gambier  \Gam"bier\,  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}  and  {gambir}.] 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Gambier,  OH  (village,  FIPS  29246) 
  Location:  40.37629  N,  82.39488  W 
  Population  (1990):  2073  (293  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.4  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  43022