gum arabic

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gum arabic

n.
A gum exuded by the African acacia trees Acacia senegal and A. seyal, used as a thickener, emulsifier, and stabilizer in food, pharmaceutical, and industrial products. Also called acacia, gum acacia.

[gum + Arabic.]

gum arabic

n
(Plants) a gum exuded by certain acacia trees, esp Acacia senegal: used in the manufacture of ink, food thickeners, pills, emulsifiers, etc. Also called: acacia or gum acacia

gum′ ar′abic


n.
a water-soluble, gummy exudate obtained from the acacia tree, esp. Acacia senegal, used as an emulsifier or an adhesive, in inks, and in pharmaceuticals. Also called acacia , gum′ aca′cia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gum arabic - gum from an acacia treegum arabic - gum from an acacia tree; used as a thickener (especially in candies and pharmaceuticals)
acacia - any of various spiny trees or shrubs of the genus Acacia
gum - any of various substances (soluble in water) that exude from certain plants; they are gelatinous when moist but harden on drying
Senegal gum - gum arabic from the vicinity of the Senegal river
Translations
gumiarabikum

gum arabic

nGummiarabikum nt

gum arabic

ngomma arabica
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