What does the word saccharine mean?

Usage examples for saccharine

  1. The bottling takes place during May or June, when any deficiency of natural saccharine in the wine is supplied by the addition of pure sugar- candy. – Facts About Champagne and Other Sparkling Wines by Henry Vizetelly
  2. The following brief directions will insure success in making the most desirable grape wines: 1. Let the grapes become thoroughly ripe before gathering, to increase their saccharine qualities and make a stronger wine. – Soil Culture by J. H. Walden
  3. From the quantity of farinaceous and saccharine matter contained in the pea, it is highly nutritious as an article of food. – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton