Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as Goa powder (which see, under powder).
  • A supposed chemical principle, the chief constituent and active medicinal principle of Goa powder.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Chem.) A bitter, yellow substance forming the essential constituent of Goa powder, and yielding chrysophanic acid proper; hence formerly called also chrysphanic acid.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun organic chemistry A bitter yellow substance forming the essential constituent of Goa powder, and yielding chrysophanic acid.

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

  • noun a bitter yellow powder used to treat skin diseases

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek gold + araroba a foreign name of Goa powder + -in.

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