from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A natural compound found in grapes, mulberries, peanuts, and other plants or food products, especially red wine, that may protect against cancer and cardiovascular disease by acting as an antioxidant, antimutagen, and anti-inflammatory.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A phenolic substance, 3,5,4'-trihydroxystilbene, that occurs in some fruits, nuts and in red wine, that has antioxidant and other beneficial properties.
res(orcinol) + New Latin Vērātrum, hellebore genus; see veratrine + -ol1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)