Definition of cluster bean in English:

cluster bean


  • another term for guar
    • ‘The guar, or cluster bean, provides a gum that has 8 times the thickening power of cornstarch.’
    • ‘Examples include guar gum (derived from the Indian cluster bean, Cyamopsis tetragonolobus), glucomannan, and psyllium (derived from the seed husk of Plantago psyllium).’
    • ‘Others, like gum guar (obtained from the cluster bean), or locust bean gum (from the locust bean,), come from seedpods.’
    • ‘Amaranth stems, radish, runner beans, cluster beans or pumpkin may be cooked separately with just enough salt and then added.’