from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A gum exuded by the African acacia trees Acacia senegal and A. seyal, used as a thickener, emulsifier, and stabilizer in food, pharmaceutical, and industrial products.
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- noun An
ediblesubstance taken from one of two species of sub-Saharan acaciatrees. It is used in the foodindustry as a stabilizer(e.g. in soda, gumdropsand marshmallows) and in other industries including pharmaceuticals, paints and polishes.
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- noun gum from an acacia tree; used as a thickener (especially in candies and pharmaceuticals)
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[gum + Arabic.]
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