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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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Use of guar gum at 0.15% level (G0.15) was found to be more effective as it act synergistically with cheese milk homogenization.
On yearly basis, the export of guar and guar products in April, 2018 recorded an increase of 2.03 percent as compared to the export worth of $3.6 million in April 2017.
Guargum is a substance made from guar beans which has thickening and stabilizing properties useful in various industries such as Textile industry sizing, finishing and printing, Paper industry improved sheet formation, folding and denser surface for printing, Pharmaceutical industry as binder or as disintegrator in tablets; Cosmetics and toiletries industries , Explosives industry as waterproofing agent , Fire retardant industry, food industry and Mining.
Dr Lal Hussain Akhtar, guar botanist, Agriculture Research Institute, government of Punjab, on the occasion said that Pakistan, being the 2nd largest producer of guar, meets 10% to 15% of world's supply.
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