, white, crystalline or powdery glucoside, HOCH2
, obtained from the bark of certain poplars and willows
, and used as a reagent
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Word origin of 'salicin'Fr salicine < L salix (gen. salicis), willow, akin to saliva, saliva < IE *salik- < base *sal-, gray > OE sol, dark, dirty, sealh, willow