a colorless, water-soluble liquid, C 8 H 8 O 3 , produced synthetically or by maceration and subsequent distillation from birch or gaultheria: used chiefly in perfumery and flavoring, and in medicine as a counterirritant in external preparations.
noun 1. Also called stomach sweetbread. the pancreas of an animal, especially a calf or a lamb, used for food. 2. Also called neck sweetbread, throat sweetbread. the thymus gland of such an animal, used for food. noun 1. the pancreas (stomach sweetbread) or the thymus gland (neck or throat sweetbread) of an animal, used […]
noun 1. sweet flag. noun 1. a plant, Acorus calamus, of the arum family, having long, sword-shaped leaves and a pungent, aromatic rootstock. noun 1. an aroid marsh plant, Acorus calamus, having swordlike leaves, small greenish flowers, and aromatic roots Also called calamus
noun 1. See under cassava (def 1). noun 1. any of several tropical American plants belonging to the genus Manihot, of the spurge family, as M. esculenta (bitter cassava) and M. dulcis (sweet cassava) cultivated for their tuberous roots, which yield important food products. 2. a nutritious starch from the roots, the source of tapioca. […]
noun 1. a cherry tree, Prunus avium, characterized by reddish-brown bark and a pyramidal manner of growth. 2. the red, purplish-black, or yellow, edible, sweet fruit of this tree. sweet cherry noun 1. either of two types of cherry tree that are cultivated for their red edible sweet fruit, the gean having tender-fleshed fruit, the […]