Definition of gum arabic in English:

gum arabic

Syllabification: gum ar·a·bic

noun

  • A gum exuded by some kinds of acacia, used in the food industry, in glue, as the binder for watercolor paints, and in incense.
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    • 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.

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