a water-soluble, gummy exudate obtained from the acacia tree, especially Acacia senegal, used as an emulsifier, an adhesive, in inks, and in pharmaceuticals.
a gum exuded by certain acacia trees, esp Acacia senegal: used in the manufacture of ink, food thickeners, pills, emulsifiers, etc Also called acacia, gum acacia
A gum exuded by various African trees of the genus Acacia, especially A. senegal. Gum arabic is used in the preparation of pills and emulsions, in the manufacture of adhesives and candies, and as a thickener and stabilizer of colloids. Gum arabic consists mostly of a mixture of oligosaccharides and heavy glycoproteins.
noun [fr dialect pronunciation of Italian compare, ”companion, godfather”] Related Terms goombah
[guhm-bawl] /ˈgʌmˌbɔl/ noun 1. a brightly colored of sugar-coated . noun The lights carried atop a police car; party hat: Don’t believe in gumballs. I kinda like to sneak around, you know verb : A dozen police cars blocking the streets, their red-and-blue lights gumballing in all directions (1970s+)
noun, Chiefly Pennsylvania and West Virginia. 1. a rubber band.
noun A persistent talker, esp a pompous braggart; blowhard (1930s+ Black)