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- n. a bitter, crystalline glucoside of phloretin from the root-bark of apple, pear, cherry, etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A bitter white crystalline glucoside extracted from the root bark of the apple, pear, cherry, plum, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A substance (C21H24O10) discovered in the fresh bark of the root of the apple, pear, cherry, and plum.
Ancient Greek φλόος="bark" and ῥίζα="root". (Wiktionary)