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Definition of "guar" [guar]

  • 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. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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