a white or yellowish, crystalline, sparingly water-soluble solid, C7H6O5, obtained from nutgalls, used chiefly in tanning and in ink dyes.
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Origin of gallic acid
First recorded in 1785–95, gallic acid is from the French word acide gallique
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British Dictionary definitions for gallic acid
a colourless crystalline compound obtained from tannin: used as a tanning agent and in making inks, paper, and pyrogallol; 3,4,5-trihydroxybenzoic acid. Formula: C 6 H 2 (OH) 3 COOH
Word Origin for gallic acid
C18: from French gallique; see gall ³
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