Definition of parillin in English:

parillin

noun

Chemistry
  • A steroidal compound of the saponin class obtained from sarsaparilla root.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in The Lancet. From Italian pariglina from -parigli- (in salsapariglia) + -ina.

Pronunciation

parillin

/pəˈrɪlɪn/