A gum exuded by some kinds of acacia, used in the food industry and in glue and incense.
More example sentences
- Many acacias exude gums, of which the best known is gum arabic, extracted from incisions in the bark of A. senegal.
- Further north are areas covered with acacia bushes, the source of gum arabic.
- In confectionery, glazes and artificial whipped creams, gum arabic keeps flavor oils and fats uniformly distributed, retards crystallization of sugar, thickens chewing gums and jellies, and gives soft candies a desirable mouth feel.
More definitions of gum arabicDefinition of gum arabic in:
- The US English dictionary