crocin definition

  • noun:
    • an all-natural carotenoid which found in the flowers crocus and gardenia.
    • The coloring matter of Chinese yellowish pods, the fruit of Gardenia grandiflora.
    • A red powder (called also polychroite), which is produced from the saffron (Crocus sativus). See polychroite.
    • A red powder (C16H18O6) created, as well as sugar and a volatile oil, whenever polychroite is decomposed by dilute acids.

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