Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of gum which exudes from cherry-trees and plum-trees. It is distinguished from gum arabic by being insoluble in cold water.
- n. A name of two coal-tar colors, otherwise known as fast red A and Bordeaux B.
- n. A compound, C70H138O12N2, obtained in small amounts by warming cows' brains with a solution of barium hydroxid. It is neutral and resembles cerebrin in its properties.
- n. chemistry A white amorphous substance, the insoluble part of cherry gum; meta-arabinic acid.
- n. chemistry A gummy mucilaginous substance; bassorin or tragacanthin.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Chem.) A white amorphous substance, the insoluble part of cherry gum; -- called also
- n. (Chem.) A gummy mucilaginous substance; -- called also
bassorin, tragacanthin, etc.
“It is known chemically as "cerasin," and differs from gum acacia in being less soluble.”
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