from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A mucilaginous carbohydrate extracted from squill.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A mucilaginous carbohydrate, resembling achro√∂dextrin, extracted from squill as a colorless amorphous substance; -- so called because it is levorotatory.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as inulin.
  • n. A colorless, pulverulent, levorotatory compound, C6H10O5, contained in the white or red sea-onion or squill, Urginea Scilla. It is probably identical with achro√∂dextrine.


Latin sinister left, because it is levorotatory. (Wiktionary)


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