Definition of cluster bean in English:

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cluster bean

noun

Another term for guar.
Example sentences
  • Examples include guar gum (derived from the Indian cluster bean, Cyamopsis tetragonolobus), glucomannan, and psyllium (derived from the seed husk of Plantago psyllium).
  • Others, like gum guar (obtained from the cluster bean), or locust bean gum (from the locust bean,), come from seedpods.
  • The guar, or cluster bean, provides a gum that has 8 times the thickening power of cornstarch.

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Syllabification: clus·ter bean

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