Gum tragacanth
Astragalus As*trag"a*lus, n. [L. See {Astragal}.] 1. (Anat.) The ankle bone, or hock bone; the bone of the tarsus which articulates with the tibia at the ankle. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) A genus of papilionaceous plants, of the tribe {Galege[ae]}, containing numerous species, two of which are called, in English, {milk vetch} and {licorice vetch}. {Gum tragacanth} is obtained from different oriental species, particularly the {Astragalus gummifer} and {Astragalus verus}. [1913 Webster]

3. (Arch.) See {Astragal}, 1. [1913 Webster]


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  • Gum tragacanth — Gum Gum, n. [OE. gomme, gumme, F. gomme, L. gummi and commis, fr. Gr. ?, prob. from an Egyptian form kam?; cf. It. {gomma}.] 1. A vegetable secretion of many trees or plants that hardens when it exudes, but is soluble in water; as, gum arabic;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gum tragacanth — Tragacanth Trag a*canth, n. [L. tragacanthum tragacanth, tragacantha the plant producing tragacanth, Gr. ? ? a he goat + ? a thorn: cf. F. tragacanthe.] A kind of gum procured from a spiny leguminous shrub ({Astragalus gummifer}) of Western Asia …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gum tragacanth — n TRAGACANTH * * * tragacanth …   Medical dictionary

  • gum tragacanth — Dracanth Dra canth, n. A kind of gum; called also {gum tragacanth}, or {tragacanth}. See {Tragacanth}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gum-tragacanth — kaučiukinė kulkšnė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Astragalus gummifer), paplitęs vakarų Azijoje. Naudojamas maisto papildams gaminti, iš jo gaunami lipai. atitikmenys: lot. Astragalus gummifer angl. gum… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • gum tragacanth — gum′ trag′acanth n. pln tragacanth …   From formal English to slang

  • gum tragacanth — tragacanth. [1565 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • gum tragacanth — noun Date: 1573 tragacanth …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gum tragacanth — noun : tragacanth …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gum — Gum, n. [OE. gomme, gumme, F. gomme, L. gummi and commis, fr. Gr. ?, prob. from an Egyptian form kam?; cf. It. {gomma}.] 1. A vegetable secretion of many trees or plants that hardens when it exudes, but is soluble in water; as, gum arabic; gum… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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