a sweetish, crystalline trisaccharide, CHO5HO, derived from sugar beets, cottonseed, etc.
Origin of raffinosefrom French raffiner, to refine from re-, re- + affiner, to refine from a- ( from Classical Latin ad, to) + fin, fine + -ose, -ose
A trisaccharide, C18H32O16, composed of glucose, fructose, and galactose. It is obtained from sugar beets and cottonseed meal and is present in many legumes.
Origin of raffinoseFrench from raffiner to refine re- again ( from Old French; see re- . ) affiner to refine ( from Old French) ( a- to ) ( from Latin ad- ; see ad- . ) ( fin fine ) ( from Old French; see fine1. )