from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a bitter, crystalline glucoside of phloretin from the root-bark of apple, pear, cherry, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A bitter white crystalline glucoside extracted from the root bark of the apple, pear, cherry, plum, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A substance (C21H24O10) discovered in the fresh bark of the root of the apple, pear, cherry, and plum.


Ancient Greek φλόος="bark" and ῥίζα="root". (Wiktionary)


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