Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Sugar obtained by the hydrolysis of crocetin: now known to be glucose. Also called saffron-sugar.
- n. chemistry A white crystalline sugar, metameric with glucose, obtained from the colouring matter of saffron.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Chem.) A white crystalline sugar, metameric with glucose, obtained from the coloring matter of saffron.
- Ancient Greek saffron. (Wiktionary)
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