Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to or like sugar; sweet.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", Mrs. Isabella Beeton.