- an instrument for measuring the amount of sugar in a solution, as by determining the specific gravity of the solution.
Origin of saccharometer
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Examples from the Web for saccharometer
This stage of ripeness is determined by means of a must-scale or saccharometer.Manual of American Grape-Growing
U. P. Hedrick
The thermometer will show at this degree, 226, saccharometer, 37.Frye's Practical Candy Maker
George V. Frye
The strength of worts is ascertained by means of an instrument termed a saccharometer.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
This is a hard time for almost any man, who feels his random mind dipped into with a spirit-gauge and a saccharometer.Mary Anerley
R. D. Blackmore
Page 99, reference to Saccharometer: there is no article Saccharometer; the saccharometer is discussed in the article Beer only.
- a hydrometer used to measure the strengths of sugar solutions. It is usually calibrated directly to give a reading of concentration
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