from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The bitter principle of gentian (C20H30O12), a neutral body crystallizing in colorless needles which are freely soluble in water.
gentian + Ancient Greek for "bitter". (Wiktionary)
August 25, 2007 at 02: 37 PM gentiopicrin besing cedre trunkwork sloomy autem primevous lymphadenia
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.