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

  • n. A polarimeter that indicates the concentration of sugar in a solution.
  • n. An instrument that determines the concentration of sugar in a fermenting solution from carbon dioxide measurements.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A polarimeter used to measure the sugar content of a liquid

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An instrument for ascertaining the quantity of saccharine matter in any solution, as the juice of a plant, or brewers' and distillers' worts.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An optical instrument used to determine the quantity of sugar in a solution.
  • n. A hydrometer for testing saccharine solutions, used by brewers; a saccharometer.


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