[ kuh-rahy-uh ]
/ kəˈraɪ ə /
the dried exudate of an Asian tree, Sterculia urens, used for finishing textiles and as a thickening agent in cosmetics and foodstuffs.
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Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Also called sterculia gum.
Origin of karaya gum
First recorded in 1890–95, karaya gum is from the Hindi word karāl, karāyal “resin”
Words nearby karaya gum
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