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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Saccharine \Sac"cha*rine\ (? or ?), adjective [F. saccharin, fr. L. saccharon sugar, Gr. ?, ?, ?, Skr. [,c]arkara. Cf. {Sugar}.] Of or pertaining to sugar; having the qualities of sugar; producing sugar; sweet; as, a saccharine taste; saccharine matter.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Saccharine \Sac"cha*rine\ (? or ?), noun (Chem.) A trade name for benzoic sulphinide. [Written also {saccharin}.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Sulphinide \Sul"phi*nide\, noun [Sulpho- + amine + anhydride.] (Chem.) A white or yellowish crystalline substance, {C6H4.(SO2.CO).NH}, produced artificially by the oxidation of a sulphamic derivative of toluene. It is the sweetest substance known, having over two hundred times the sweetening power of sugar, and is known in commerce under the name of {saccharine}. It has acid properties and forms salts (which are inaccurately called saccharinates). --I. Remsen.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

saccharine

adjective

1: overly sweet [syn: {cloying}, {saccharine}, {syrupy}, {treacly}]


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