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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A substance resembling dextrin, obtained from the bulbs of the dahlia, the artichoke, and other sources, that yields levulose on decomposition.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A substance resembling dextrin, obtained from the bulbs of the dahlia, the artichoke, and other sources, as a colorless, spongy, amorphous material. It is so called because by decomposition it yields levulose.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A carbohydrate (C6H10O5) occurring in the tubers of certain species of Helianthus.

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