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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A compound, C10H10O4, related to vanillin and obtained from certain plants.

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  • noun organic chemistry A derivative of cinnamic acid that is a component of lignin

Etymologies

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

[From New Latin Ferula, plant genus, from Latin ferula, giant fennel.]

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