gum arabic



  • A polysaccharide vegetable gum obtained from the dried exudate of a Middle Eastern and Indian tree, Acacia senegal, used as a thickener, emulsifier and stabilizer, in the manufacture of chewing gum, marshmallows and fruit gums and as a glaze on cake decorations.


  • noun gum made from resin from acacia trees, used as an adhesive on stamps and labels