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  • n. A ferment extracted from madder root, capable of inducing alcoholic fermentation in sugar solutions.

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  • n. A ferment extracted from madder root, possessing the power of inducing alcoholic fermentation in solutions of sugar.

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek, from words meaning "red" and "leaven".

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