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karaya gum

[kuh-rahy-uh] /kəˈraɪ ə/
noun
1.
the dried exudate of an Asian tree, Sterculia urens, used for finishing textiles and as a thickening agent in cosmetics and foodstuffs.
Also called sterculia gum.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; < Hindi karāl, karāyal resin
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