guar

[gwahr]
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

First recorded in 1880–85, guar is from the Hindi word guār

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guar

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 for guar

C19: from Hindi
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