from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A name of two coal-tar colors, otherwise known as fast red A and Bordeaux B.
- noun A compound, C70H138O12N2, obtained in small amounts by warming cows' brains with a solution of barium hydroxid. It is neutral and resembles cerebrin in its properties.
- noun A kind of gum which exudes from cherry-trees and plum-trees. It is distinguished from gum arabic by being insoluble in cold water.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Chem.) A white amorphous substance, the insoluble part of cherry gum; -- called also
- noun (Chem.) A gummy mucilaginous substance; -- called also
bassorin, tragacanthin, etc.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun chemistry A white
amorphous substance, the insolublepart of cherry gum; meta-arabinic acid.
- noun chemistry A
gummy mucilaginoussubstance; bassorinor tragacanthin.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
It is known chemically as "cerasin," and differs from gum acacia in being less soluble.