Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A crystallizable substance (C20H22O8) found in the bark, root, and leaves of the aspen, Populus Tremula, along with salicin. It forms delicate white needles, which have a sweet taste like that of licorice.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Chem.) A glycoside, related to salicin, found in the bark of certain species of the poplar (Populus), and extracted as a sweet white crystalline substance.

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  • noun organic chemistry A glycoside, related to salicin, found in the bark of certain species of the poplar (Populus).

Etymologies

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Latin populus poplar + -in: compare French populine.

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