Dulcite

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Dulcite (Chem) A white, sugarlike substance, C6H8.(OH)2, occurring naturally in a manna from Madagascar, and in certain plants, and produced artificially by the reduction of galactose and lactose or milk sugar.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dulcite Same as dulcitol.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Dulcite a saccharine substance derived from various plants—in its crude form, Madagascar manna
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. dulcite, fr. L. dulcis, sweet
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. doucet, dim. of dols (Fr. doux)—L. dulcis, sweet.

Usage

In literature:

DULCITOL, or DULCITE, is an alcohol closely allied to the sugars.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
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