\ ˈgwär How to pronounce guar (audio) \

Definition of guar

: a drought-tolerant legume (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba) cultivated in warm regions as a vegetable, for forage, and for its seeds which produce guar gum

Examples of guar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The most common polymers included in the recipes, the team observed, were guar, a common food additive, and a lubricant called polyethylene glycol. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian Magazine, "Here’s How to Blow the Perfect Giant Soap Bubble, According to Physics," 7 Feb. 2020 Combine the alcohol/guar slurry with the water and mix gently for 10 minutes. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Physicists determine the optimal soap recipe for blowing gigantic bubbles," 4 Feb. 2020 Caporicci rounds out his ice cream base with an extra dose of protein from milk powder and a carb trio of guar, locust and xanthan gums. Ali Bouzari,, "The molecular science behind a Larkspur shop’s blueberry ice cream," 27 Sep. 2019 The conditioning agent in the defining cream is glycerin — as old as conditioners come — and the gel is powered by a run-of-the mill anti-frizz compound, guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride. Ashley Weatherford, The Cut, "Meet Your New Favorite Curl Products," 25 Apr. 2018 Locust gum, from carob trees, or guar gum, extracted from guar beans, will help shape and define your curls. Loren Savini, Allure, "4 Expert-Approved Natural Ingredients to Try If Your Hair Is Thinning," 19 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of guar

1882, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for guar

Hindi gvār & Urdu guār

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“Guar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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