wood sugar


: xylose

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In the guest bedrooms, Tara has an antique cherry wood sugar chest, as well as a cherry pencil post bed, a mixed-stain cherry antique dresser, and an antique burl wood front washstand — all of which were inherited from her grandmother. Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, 3 Nov. 2022 Xylitol – also known as wood sugar, birch sugar and birch bark extract – can be poisonous to dogs, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Nayeli Lomeli, USA TODAY, 10 Sep. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1900, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wood sugar was circa 1900

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“Wood sugar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wood%20sugar. Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

Medical Definition

wood sugar

: xylose
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