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