: 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 Guar gum: The ground endosperm of the guar bean, it can be used like xanthan gum in doughs to improve texture, but it also is used in dairy and meat products as a thickener or binder. Nina Lincoff, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 The proteins lysine and arginine work in combination with succinic acid and naturally derived guar to fortify curls and repair damage. Isabel Vasquez Rd Ldn, Health, 12 May 2023 So Thrive made its coconut milk, which sells for slightly less than the leading national brand, guar-gum-free. Jane Black, WSJ, 14 Jan. 2022 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, 7 Feb. 2020 Combine the alcohol/guar slurry with the water and mix gently for 10 minutes. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 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, SFChronicle.com, 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, 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, 19 Feb. 2018 See More

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Word History


Hindi gvār & Urdu guār

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of guar was in 1882

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“Guar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/guar. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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