karaya gum

[ kuh-rahy-uh ]
/ kəˈraɪ ə /

noun

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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Also called sterculia gum.

Origin of karaya gum

First recorded in 1890–95, karaya gum is from the Hindi word karāl, karāyal “resin”

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