from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A monoterpene glycoside precursor of safranal, responsible for the bitter taste of saffron.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A bitter crystalline glucoside, C38H66O17, extracted from saffron. When hydrolyzed it yields glucose and a terpene, C10H16. It melts at 75° C.


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