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

  • adjective Of, relating to, or similar to stearin or fat.
  • adjective Of or relating to stearic acid.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to suet or fat; obtained from stearin.

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

  • adjective (Physiol. Chem.) Pertaining to, or obtained from, stearin or tallow; resembling tallow.
  • adjective (Chem.) a monobasic fatty acid, obtained in the form of white crystalline scales, soluble in alcohol and ether. It melts to an oily liquid at 69°C.

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

  • adjective Of or relating to stearin, tallow etc
  • adjective organic chemistry Of or relating to stearic acid or its derivatives

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of or relating to or composed of fat

Etymologies

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

[French stéarique, from Greek stear, tallow; see stāi- in Indo-European roots.]

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From Ancient Greek στέαρ ("tallow").

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