from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A very sweet sugar, C6H12O6, occurring in many fruits and honey and used as a preservative for foodstuffs and as an intravenous nutrient. Also called fruit sugar, levulose.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A monosaccharide ketose sugar, formula C6H12O6.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Fruit sugar; levulose.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In chem., sugar of fruit, or levulose (C6H12O6).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a simple sugar found in honey and in many ripe fruits
Latin frūctus, fruit; see fruit + -ose2.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin fructus ("fruit") + -ose ("sugar") (derivation of sucrose). (Wiktionary)