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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]

guar.

guaranteed.
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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