gum arabic

Definitions

Food

  • 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.

Publishing

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