limonin

noun
lim·​o·​nin | \ ˈlimənə̇n, ˈlīm- \
plural -s

Definition of limonin

: a bitter lactone C26H30O8 found especially in lemon seeds, in the pulp and seeds of navel oranges, and in the bark of amur cork trees

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History and Etymology for limonin

French limonine, from limon lemon + -ine

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“Limonin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/limonin. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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