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- n. A glucoside found in the bearberry (and other ericaceous plants).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A glucoside found in the bearberry (and others of the Ericaceæ), and extracted as a bitter, yellow, amorphous mass.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A very bitter, brown, resinous compound, C34H56O21, found in several plants of the heath family, in Arctostaphylos Uvaursi, and in Ledum palustre.
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