Etymology
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sucrose (n.)

"cane-sugar, white crystalline sugar used as a sweetener," 1857, from French sucre "sugar" (see sugar (n.)) + chemical suffix -ose (2).

updated on December 26, 2013

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Definitions of sucrose from WordNet

sucrose (n.)
a complex carbohydrate found in many plants and used as a sweetening agent;
Synonyms: saccharose
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