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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A glycoside, related to salicin, found in the bark of certain species of the poplar (Populus).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A glycoside, related to salicin, found in the bark of certain species of the poplar (Populus), and extracted as a sweet white crystalline substance.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A crystallizable substance (C20H22O8) found in the bark, root, and leaves of the aspen, Populus Tremula, along with salicin. It forms delicate white needles, which have a sweet taste like that of licorice.

Etymologies

Latin populus poplar + -in: compare French populine. (Wiktionary)

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