guar-gum

guar gum

noun
See under guar.

Origin:
1945–50

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guar

[gwahr]
noun
a plant, Cyamopsis tetragonolobus, of the legume family, grown as a forage crop and for its seeds, which produce a gum (guar gum) used as a thickening agent and stabilizer in foods and pharmaceuticals and as sizing for paper and cloth.

Origin:
1880–85; < Hindi guār

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guar (ɡwɑː)
 
n
1.  a leguminous Indian plant, Cyamopsis tetragonolobus, grown as a fodder crop and for the gum obtained from its seeds
2.  Also called: guar gum a gum obtained from the seeds of this plant, used as a stabilizer and thickening agent in food (E412) and as sizing for paper
 
[C19: from Hindi]

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guar gum (gwär)
n.
A water-soluble paste made from the seeds of the guar plant and used as a thickener and stabilizer in foods and pharmaceuticals.

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