gum tragacanth

Pronunciation: [TRAG-uh-kanth]

A substance obtained from an Asian shrub, Astragalus gummifer, and used in the same way as gum arabic.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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