Etymology
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glycerin (n.)

also glycerine, thick, colorless syrup, 1838, from French glycérine, coined by French chemist Michel-Eugène Chevreul (1786-1889), from glycero- "sweet" (see glyco-) + chemical ending -ine (2). So called for its sweet taste. Still in popular use, but in chemistry the substance now is known as glycerol.

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Definitions of glycerin

glycerin (n.)
a sweet syrupy trihydroxy alcohol obtained by saponification of fats and oils;
Synonyms: glycerol / glycerine
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