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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A white crystalline powder, C7H5NO3S, having a taste about 500 times sweeter than cane sugar, used as a calorie-free sweetener.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a white, crystalline powder, C7H5NO3S, used as an artificial sweetener in food products

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A bitter white crystalline substance obtained from the saccharinates and regarded as the lactone of saccharinic acid; -- so called because formerly supposed to be isomeric with cane sugar (saccharose).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The anhydrid of saccharic acid, C6H10O5. It is a crystalline solid having a bitter taste, dextrorotatory, and non-fermentable.
  • n. A complex benzin derivative, benzoyl-sulphimide, C6H4SO2.CONH.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a crystalline substance 500 times sweeter than sugar; used as a calorie-free sweetener

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