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guar

[gwahr] /gwɑr/
noun
1.
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 of guar
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85, guar is from the Hindi word guār

guar.

1.
guaranteed.
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guar

/ɡwɑː/
noun
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
Word Origin
C19: from Hindi
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