Help support Wordnik by adopting your favorite word!

Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to, derived from, or designating, an acid obtained from a lichen (Cetraria vulpina) as a yellow or red crystalline substance which on decomposition yields pulvinic acid.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Noting an acid, a yellow compound, CH3O.COC (C6H5): C.C(OH): C(C6H5)CO.O, contained in Letharia vulpina and in various other lichens. It crystallizes in thin, mono-clinic plates, or in thick, transparent prisms, and melts at 148° C. Also called methyl pulvate.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

Sorry, no example sentences found.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.