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guar

 (gwär)
n.
An annual plant (Cyamopsis tetragonolobus) in the pea family, cultivated chiefly in semiarid regions of South Asia as a forage crop and especially for its seeds, from which guar gum is obtained. Also called cluster bean.

[Hindi guār, from Sanskrit gopālī, a kind of cucumber, short for gopālakarkaṭī, cowherder's cucumber, from gopālaḥ, cowherd : gauḥ, cow; see gwou- in Indo-European roots + pālayati, he brings across safely, protects (variant of pārayati; see per- in Indo-European roots).]

guar

(ɡwɑː)
n
1. (Plants) a leguminous Indian plant, Cyamopsis tetragonolobus, grown as a fodder crop and for the gum obtained from its seeds
2. (Plants) 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
[C19: from Hindi]

guar

(gwɑr)

n.
a plant, Cyamopsis tetragonolobus, of the legume family, grown for forage and for its gum-yielding seeds.
[1880–85; < Hindi guār]

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.guar - drought-tolerant herb grown for forage and for its seed which yield a gum used as a thickening agent or sizing materialguar - drought-tolerant herb grown for forage and for its seed which yield a gum used as a thickening agent or sizing material
legume, leguminous plant - an erect or climbing bean or pea plant of the family Leguminosae
Cyamopsis, genus Cyamopsis - small genus of annual usually hairy herbs of tropical Africa and Arabia
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The seeds of the guar bean are refined into a white powder that is used in baked goods, salad dressings, sauces, plant-based milks, and dairy products.
Without the guar bean, the industry would come crashing down like the giant felled in "Jack and the Beanstalk.
Guar gum, made from the seeds of the guar bean, is used as a laxative.
The guar bean has a large, guar gum endosperm that contains significant amounts of primary marketable product, guar gum.
Oil and gas companies are racing to find a new substitute for India's guar bean, a key ingredient used in hydraulic fracturing, the drilling technology that has revolutionised the energy industry by opening up vast new fields for production.
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Results showed that male-headed households had more ownership of resources and spent less time on production; access to information was equal; female-headed households allocated a greater proportion of their land to guar bean production and matched their male counterparts in the mean yield.
M2 EQUITYBITES-September 30, 2016-Anglo African Agriculture Receives Offer for Guar Bean JV Stake
The new Head & Shoulders Nourishing Collection contains a unique blend of guar bean, cottonseed and soft wood extracts.
One of the most common is guar gum, a white powder derived from the guar bean, which is grown commercially in India and Pakistan.