Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A bitter glucoside, C13H18O7, obtained mainly from the bark of poplar and willow trees and formerly used as an analgesic.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A neutral crystalline glucoside (C13H18O7), of a bitter taste.

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

  • noun (Chem.) A glucoside found in the bark and leaves of several species of willow (Salix) and poplar, and extracted as a bitter white crystalline substance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A glucoside derivative of salicylic acid; the active principle of willow bark, once used medicinally.

Etymologies

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

[French salicine, from Latin salix, salic-, willow.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Latin salix, salicis, a willow, and -in.

Examples

  • Add boswellia aka frankincense at 1,000 mg a day and willow bark so you get 120 to 240 mg of the active component called salicin, which is also, by the way, the active component of aspirin—we like the aspirin itself.

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  • Add boswellia aka frankincense at 1,000 mg a day and willow bark so you get 120 to 240 mg of the active component called salicin, which is also, by the way, the active component of aspirin—we like the aspirin itself.

    You Being Beautiful

  • “Well,” Alex said, “people do know that they can chew on the bark or leaves of willow trees, which contain salicin, which is related to aspirin, so—”

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  • “Well,” Alex said, “people do know that they can chew on the bark or leaves of willow trees, which contain salicin, which is related to aspirin, so—”

    Sent

  • “Well,” Alex said, “people do know that they can chew on the bark or leaves of willow trees, which contain salicin, which is related to aspirin, so—”

    Sent

  • “Well,” Alex said, “people do know that they can chew on the bark or leaves of willow trees, which contain salicin, which is related to aspirin, so—”

    Sent

  • “Well,” Alex said, “people do know that they can chew on the bark or leaves of willow trees, which contain salicin, which is related to aspirin, so—”

    Sent

  • It also furnishes the principle called salicin, which, from the

    Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical, and Agricultural. Being also a Medical Botany of the Confederate States; with Practical Information on the Useful Properties of the Trees, Plants, and Shrubs

  • "The leaves and bark of the willow tree contain a substance called salicin, a naturally occurring compound similar to acetylsalicylic acid, the chemical name for aspirin."

    BBC News | News Front Page | UK Edition

  • "The leaves and bark of the willow tree contain a substance called salicin, a naturally occurring compound similar to acetylsalicylic acid, the chemical name for aspirin."

    BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition

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