Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An annual plant (Cyamopsis tetragonolobus) probably native to India, adapted to semiarid regions and grown as a forage crop and for its seeds, from which guar gum is obtained. Also called cluster bean.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An annual legume, used as a food for cattle and humans.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as gouaree.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. drought-tolerant herb grown for forage and for its seed which yield a gum used as a thickening agent or sizing material

Etymologies

Hindi guār, from Sanskrit gopālī, a kind of cucumber, short for gopālakarkaṭī, cowherder's cucumber, from gopālaḥ, cowherd : gauḥ, cow; + pālayati, he brings across safely, protects (variant of pārayati).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Hindi ग्वार. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A bean-like vegetable called guar has become invisibly ubiquitous, though its impact on demand and prices has been anything but.

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  • The problem with it is that it does not hold up as well, so you can't use it exclusively unless you are willing to add a stabilizing agent such as guar gum to maintain the rise.

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  • Tobacman's third paper 3 explored the increased incidence of mammary carcinoma to the increased consumption of stabilizers and additives such as guar gum, pectin, xanthan, and carageenan.

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  • Supplementing your diet with pectin or other forms of supplemental dietary fiber such as guar, wheat bran, alginate, or cellulose may decrease the absorption of lutein.

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  • “But that exception does not change the fact that indiv policies are indeed guar renewable, nor does it make your description of insurers being able to drop you at any time any less inaccurate.”

    Matthew Yglesias » Advice on Recession-Proofing Your Hospital

  • But that exception does not change the fact that indiv policies are indeed guar renewable, nor does it make your description of insurers being able to drop you at any time any less inaccurate. maggie mahar says:

    Matthew Yglesias » Advice on Recession-Proofing Your Hospital

  • For instance, the company said in a recent financial filing that its fracking fluid contains 99% fresh water, and the remainder includes the food additive guar, enzymes and other chemicals, which it didn't name.

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  • The U.S. apologized to Pakistan for killing border guar but criticized the government's commitment to battling terrorism.

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  • No xanthan whatever, no guar or other gummy-like elements, only optional oil and vegan!!

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  • "There was no warning that this was coming," says farmer Klint Forbes , who owns a Brownfield, Texas, guar brokerage.

    Farmer Says: Hitch Your Wagons to Some 'Guar'

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