karaya gum

noun
ka·​ra·​ya gum | \ kə-ˈrī-ə- How to pronounce karaya gum (audio) \

Definition of karaya gum

: any of several vegetable gums similar to tragacanth and often used as substitutes for it that are obtained from tropical Asian trees (genera Sterculia of the family Sterculiaceae and Cochlospermum of the family Bixaceae) especially : one derived from an Indian tree (S. urens)

First Known Use of karaya gum

1916, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for karaya gum

Hindi karāyal resin

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The first known use of karaya gum was in 1916

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“Karaya gum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/karaya%20gum. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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karaya gum

noun

Medical Definition of karaya gum

: any of several laxative vegetable gums that are similar to tragacanth and are often used as substitutes for it, that are obtained from tropical Asian trees (genera Sterculia of the family Sterculiaceae and Cochlospermum of the family Bixaceae), and that include especially one derived from an Indian tree (S. urens)

called also gum karaya, karaya, sterculia gum

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