guar

[ gwahr ]
/ gwɑr /

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.

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Origin of guar

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

Definition for guar (2 of 2)

guar.

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British Dictionary definitions for guar

guar
/ (ɡwɑː) /

noun

a leguminous Indian plant, Cyamopsis tetragonolobus, grown as a fodder crop and for the gum obtained from its seeds
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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