Assamar

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Assamar (Chem) The peculiar bitter substance, soft or liquid, and of a yellow color, produced when meat, bread, gum, sugar, starch, and the like, are roasted till they turn brown.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n assamar A bitter substance produced by roasting in the air such substances as sugar, meat, bread, grain, etc., until they turn brown. Baron von Reichenbach.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. assare, to roast + amarus, bitter