cluster bean


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cluster bean

n.
See guar.
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Noun1.cluster bean - drought-tolerant herb grown for forage and for its seed which yield a gum used as a thickening agent or sizing materialcluster bean - 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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US companies drilling for oil and gas in shale formations have developed a voracious appetite for the powder-like gum made from the seeds of guar, or cluster bean, and the boom in their business has created a bonanza for thousands of small-scale farmers in India who produce 80 per cent of the world's beans.
Guar gum, an extract from the Indian cluster bean, is rich in soluble fiber.
The dry spell in Tharparkar district which has been ongoing over the last three years (20122014) continues to deprive local growers of their main crops: cluster beans and millet.