Definition of quercin in US English:

quercin

noun

Chemistry
  • A bitter crystalline cyclic alcohol obtained from the bark and acorns of various species of oak, and found also in other plants.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Reports of the British Association for the Advancement of Science. From German Quercin from English quercia + German -in -in.

Pronunciation

quercin

/ˈkwəːsɪn/