gum acacia

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gum acacia gum from an acacia tree; used as a thickener (especially in candies and pharmaceuticals)
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Usage

In literature:

The river, half a mile in width, wound its limpid course between tall rows of gum-trees and acacias.
"In Search of the Castaways" by Jules Verne
The gum of some of the acacias will bear comparison with gum-arabic.
"A Lady's Visit to the Gold Diggings of Australia in 1852-53." by Mrs. Charles (Ellen) Clacey
There was a blue-gum flat to the eastward of it, which we crossed, and then entered a brush of acacia pendula and box.
"Two Expeditions into the Interior of Southern Australia, Volume I" by Charles Sturt
There was a blue-gum flat to the eastward of it, which we crossed, and then entered a brush of acacia pendula and box.
"Two Expeditions into the Interior of Southern Australia, Complete" by Charles Sturt
The gum of this Acacia was slightly acid, and very harmless.
"Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia" by Ludwig Leichhardt
ACACIA, a large group of trees with astringent and gum-yielding properties, natives of tropical Africa and Australia.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Indeed gum acacia abounds in these scrubs, and when the country is more accessible may become an article of commerce.
"Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia, Vol 1 (of 2)" by Thomas Mitchell
Acacia and cork trees grow in the woods of Algeria; the natives obtain gum from the acacia.
"The World's Fair" by Anonymous
Deeper down, they entered among gum-bearing acacias and fruit-trees.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 341, March, 1844, Vol. 55" by Various
Gum acacia, in powder, 2 oz.
"The Art of Perfumery" by G. W. Septimus Piesse
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In news:

Colloides Naturels International (CNI) has received regulatory approvals for its Fibregum product line of all natural, soluble dietary fiber based on acacia gum.
Health Canada has recognized the Fibregum brand of acacia gum as a dietary fiber source in Canada.
Four thousand years ago, women inserted plugs of acacia gum or crocodile dung in the vagina to create an environment that was unfriendly to sperm.
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