from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A carbohydrate isomeric with dextrin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A carbohydrate isomeric with dextrin, obtained from quitch grass (Agropyrum repens, formerly Triticum repens) as a white amorphous substance.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An amorphous hygroscopic carbohydrate contained in the rhizome of Agropyron repens or couch-grass.


Triticum +‎ -in, from a former taxonomic name of quitchgrass, from which it can be obtained. (Wiktionary)



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