Definition of


  1. (noun, food) a crystalline substance 500 times sweeter than sugar; used as a calorie-free sweetener

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Alternate forms of Saccharin

Hypernyms: sweetener, sweetening

Origin of the word Saccharin

  1. "white crystalline compound used as a sugar substitute," 1885, from Ger., coined by chemist Fahlberg, 1879, from L. saccharon (see saccharine). more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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