variants or caffetannic acid
plural -s
: a crystalline substance obtained from coffee berries and other plant products and consisting chiefly of chlorogenic acid

Word History


caffetannin from caffeic + tannin; caffetannic from caffetannin + -ic

First Known Use

1849, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of caffetannin was in 1849

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“Caffetannin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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