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

  • n. A water-soluble paste made from the seeds of the guar plant and used as a thickener and stabilizer in foods and pharmaceuticals.

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  • n. a heteropolysaccharide gum, extracted from the guar bean, that is used as a food additive

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  • n. a gum from seeds of the guar plant; used to thicken foods and as sizing for paper and cloth


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  • Made from the seeds of the guar plant; it acts as a stabilizer in food systems and is used as a food additive in processed cheese, ice cream, and dressings.

    January 24, 2008