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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See sucrose.

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  • n. sucrose

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Cane sugar; sucrose; also, in general, any one of the group of which saccharose, or sucrose proper, is the type. See sucrose.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The general name of any crystalline sugar having the formula C12H22O11 which suffers hydrolysis on heating with water or dilute mineral acid, each molecule yielding two molecules of a glucose.
  • n. Specifically, the ordinary pure sugar of commerce, obtained from the sugar-cane or sorghum, from the beet-root, and from the sap of a species of maple.
  • n. A trade-name of the sodium salt of saccharin. See saccharin, 2.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a complex carbohydrate found in many plants and used as a sweetening agent

Etymologies

From saccharo- + -ose (Wiktionary)

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