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- n. A yellow powder, C6H3N9, obtained from certain sulphocyanates.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A yellow powder, C6H3N9, obtained from certain sulphocyanates. It has acid properties and forms compounds called mellonides.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A compound of carbon and nitrogen the exact composition of which is not certainly known, obtained by heating certain thiocyanates strongly. It is a yellow insoluble powder.
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[Footnote 405: A play of words upon _mela_ (apple) and _mellone_