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agar (Malay) a jelly prepared from seaweeds of various kinds.
algin sodium alginate, a gummy nitrogenous organic compound obtained from seaweeds.
antiarin a poisonous principle obtained from antiar.
artemisinin a crystalline compound extracted from the artemisia plant, used esp to treat malaria, aka qinghaosu.
bagass (Fr.) dry residue, esp of sugar cane and beet after extraction of juice, and plants after removal of fibre.
bagasse (Fr.) dry residue, esp of sugar cane and beet after extraction of juice, and plants after removal of fibre.
beebread a mixture of pollen and nectar prepared by worker bees and fed to the larvae.
brasilein a dyestuff obtained by the oxidation of brasilin.
brasilin a dyestuff obtained from brazilwood.
brazilin a dyestuff obtained from brazilwood.
buntal (Tagalog) the straw of the talipot palm.
calamus (Lat.) a quill or reed used as a pen.
camelback an inferior grade of rubber, used for retreading tyres.
caoutchouc (Quechua) unvulcanized natural rubber.
capsaicin a cyclic amide responsible for the pungency of capsicums.
carageenan a colloid prepared from red algae, used in food processing, pharmaceuticals etc.
carrageenan a colloid prepared from red algae, used in food processing, pharmaceuticals etc.
carrageenin a colloid prepared from red algae, used in food processing, pharmaceuticals, etc.
carragheenan a colloid prepared from red algae, used in food processing, pharmaceuticals, etc.
carragheenin a colloid prepared from red algae, used in food processing, pharmaceuticals, etc.
cashoo (Malay) a dry, brown, astringent extract obtained from the Acacia catechu.
catechu (Malay) a dry, brown, astringent extract, obtained from the Acacia catechu.
chlorophyl the green colouring in plants concerned with the production of sugars.
chlorophyll the green colouring in plants concerned with the production of sugars.
chlorophylloid of or like chlorophyll.
chlorophyllous of or like chlorophyll.
cinchonic belonging to, or obtained from, cinchona.
cineol a kind of disinfectant, aka eucalyptol.
cineole a kind of disinfectant, aka eucalyptol.
coalify to make into coal.
coaly pertaining to, or resembling, coal.
copperah (Malayalam) the dried kernel of the coconut, yielding coconut oil.
coppra (Malayalam) the dried kernel of the coconut, yielding coconut oil.
copra (Malayalam) the dried kernel of the coconut, yielding coconut oil.
coprah (Malayalam) the dried kernel of the coconut, yielding coconut oil.
coquilla (Spanish) the nut of the piassava palm, whose mottled dark brown endosperm is used by button-makers and turners.
coumaric of or like coumarin.
coumarilic of or like coumarin.
coumarin (Tupi) a crystalline compound obtained from Tonka beans, woodruff, melilot, etc used medicinally to prevent coagulation of the blood.
cumaric of or like cumarin.
cumarin (Tupi) a crystalline compound obtained from Tonka beans, woodruff, melilot, etc, used medicinally to prevent coagulation of the blood.
cutch (Malay) a dry, brown, astringent extract obtained from the Acacia catechu.
dicoumarin a crystalline compound obtained from sweet clover hay.
dicoumarol a crystalline compound obtained from sweet clover hay.
dicumarol a crystalline compound obtained from sweet clover hay.
digitonin a steroid saponin occurring in the leaves and seeds of foxglove.
emulsin the white milky pulp or extract of bitter almonds.
euonymin a principle derived from Euonymus atropurpureus, the spindle tree.
flavanol a derivative of flavone.
flavone a crystalline compound occurring in certain plants eg primroses.
flavonoid a kind of aromatic compound including many common pigments.
flavonol a derivative of flavone.
fural a liquid obtained by heating bran with dilute sulphuric acid.
furan a colourless liquid obtained from wood-tar and used in tanning.
furane a colourless liquid obtained from wood-tar and used in tanning.
furfural a liquid obtained by heating bran with dilute sulphuric acid.
furfuran a colourless liquid obtained from wood-tar and used in tanning.
furfurol a liquid obtained by heating bran with dilute sulphuric acid.
furfurole a liquid obtained by heating bran with dilute sulphuric acid.
furol a liquid obtained by heating bran with dilute sulphuric acid.
furole a liquid obtained by heating bran with dilute sulphuric acid.
gambia (Malay) the inspissated juice of a plant growing in Malacca, used for tanning and dyeing.
gambier (Malay) the inspissated juice of a plant growing in Malacca, used for tanning and dyeing.
gambir (Malay) the inspissated juice of a plant growing in Malacca, used for tanning and dyeing.
gossypol a poisonous principle in cottonseed.
hesperidin a glucoside found in ripe and unripe fruit (as the orange), and extracted as a white crystalline substance.
hopbine the stalk of the hop.
hydrastine a white poisonous alkaloid extracted from the roots of the goldenseal, which has been used in medicine to contract the uterus and arrest haemorrhage.
hypocist an astringent inspissated juice obtained from the fruit of a plant, growing from the roots of the Cistus, a small European shrub.
indene a liquid hydrocarbon obtained from coal tar and used in making resins.
indigotin the blue colouring matter of indigo, obtained by hydrolysis from indican.
indol a crystalline chemical compound, forming the basis of the indigo molecule.
indole a crystalline chemical compound, forming the basis of the indigo molecule.
inulin a carbohydrate got from elecampane roots.
isatinic pertaining to, or derived from, isatin, a substance obtained by oxidising indigo.
jelutong (Malay) a naturally occurring rubberlike substance, aka pontianak.
kamala (Hindi) the red dusty hairs of the capsules of an E. Indian tree used for dyeing silk.
kamela (Hindi) the red dusty hairs of the capsules of an E. Indian tree used for dyeing silk.
kamila (Hindi) the red dusty hairs of the capsules of an E. Indian tree used for dyeing silk.
kutch (Malay) a dry, brown, astringent extract obtained from the Acacia catechu.
lerp (Aborig.) in Australia, a scalelike, waxy, protective, edible secretion produced on the leaves of certain plant louse larvae.
levulin a polysaccharide occurring in the tubers of certain helianthus plants.
lichenin a substance isomeric with starch, extracted from several species of moss and lichen.
malacca (Malay) the stem of rattan palm, used for walking sticks.
megass refuse in sugar-making, aka bagass or bagasse.
megasse (Fr.) refuse in sugar-making, aka bagass or bagasse.
millcake residue from pressed linseed.
moxa (Japanese) a soft woolly mass prepared from the young leaves of Artemisia chinensis, and used as a cautery by burning it on the skin.
multum (Lat.) an extract of quassia licorice, fraudulently used by brewers in order to economize malt and hops.
orcin a dihydric phenol obtained from archil and other lichens.
orcine a dihydric phenol obtained from archil and other lichens.
orcinol a dihydric phenol obtained from archil and other lichens.
phytin a substance from plants used as an energy supplement.
phytol a chemical alcohol that comes from plants and is used to synthesize vitamins E and K.
phytosterol any of various sterols derived from plants.
pontianac (Malay) a naturally occurring rubberlike substance, aka jelutong.
pontianak (Malay) a naturally occurring rubberlike substance, aka jelutong.
punka (Hindi) a large palm-leaf fan suspended from the ceiling used esp in India.
punkah (Hindi) a large palm-leaf fan suspended from the ceiling used esp in India.
pyrethrin either of two insecticidal oily esters prepared from pyrethrum flowers.
qinghaosu (Chinese) a crystalline compound obtained from artemisia.
quassin the bitter principle of quassia, extracted as a white crystalline substance.
ricin a substance extracted from castor bean, used as a biochemical reagent.
ricker a spar or young tree-trunk.
saponin a glucoside derived from various plants such as soapwort, that gives a soapy froth.
saponine a glucoside derived from various plants such as soapwort, that gives a soapy froth.
silymarin an antioxidant flavonoid found in milk thistle.
starch the principal reserve food material stored in plants, chemically a carbohydrate, used in laundry as a stiffener (verb) to stiffen with starch
starchedly (Adv.) STARCHED.
starchily (Adv.) STARCHY, containing or like starch.
starchy containing or like starch.
strophanthin a very poisonous glucoside found in the seeds of the plant Strophanthus.
synaptase emulsin, the white milky pulp or extract of bitter almonds.
tabasheer (Hindi) a siliceous substance sometimes found in crude form in hollows of bamboos, used in Eastern medicine.
tabashir (Port.) a siliceous substance sometimes found in crude form in hollows of bamboos, used in Eastern medicine.
tacahout (Berber) a gall on the tamarisk, a source of gallic acid.
thymol an antiseptic phenol obtained from oil of thyme.
tinder dry inflammable matter, esp that used for kindling fire from a spark.
tindery like tinder.
vallonia (Ital.) a tanning material, made from the acorns of a Levantine oak.
valonea (Ital.) a tanning material, made from the acorns of a Levantine oak.
valonia (Ital.) a tanning material, made from the acorns of a Levantine oak.
veratria (Lat.) an alkaloid or mixture of alkaloids obtained from white hellebore rhizomes, sabadilla, etc.
veratrin (Lat.) an alkaloid or mixture of alkaloids obtained from white hellebore rhizomes, sabadilla, etc.
veratrine an alkaloid or mixture of alkaloids obtained from white hellebore rhizomes, sabadilla, etc.
viscin the sticky substance present in the fruits of mistletoe, used in birdlime.
zeatin a chemical compound found in maize.
zymome an old name for the part of gluten insoluble in alcohol.