from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A white crystalline powder, C7H5NO3S, having a taste about 500 times sweeter than cane sugar, used as a calorie-free sweetener.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a white, crystalline powder, C7H5NO3S, used as an artificial sweetener in food products
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A bitter white crystalline substance obtained from the saccharinates and regarded as the lactone of saccharinic acid; -- so called because formerly supposed to be isomeric with cane sugar (saccharose).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The anhydrid of saccharic acid, C6H10O5. It is a crystalline solid having a bitter taste, dextrorotatory, and non-fermentable.
- n. A complex benzin derivative, benzoyl-sulphimide, C6H4SO2.CONH.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a crystalline substance 500 times sweeter than sugar; used as a calorie-free sweetener
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