coniferin

[ koh-nif-er-in, kuh- ]
/ koʊˈnɪf ər ɪn, kə- /

noun Chemistry.

a grayish-white, water-soluble powder, C16H22O8⋅2H2O, obtained from the cambium of coniferous trees and from asparagus: used chiefly in the manufacture of vanillin.

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Origin of coniferin

First recorded in 1865–70; conifer + -in2
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