Definitions for raffinoseˈræf əˌnoʊs
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a colorless, crystalline sugar, C18H32O16∙5H2O, with little or no sweetness, obtained from cottonseed and sugar beets and breaking down to fructose, glucose, and galactose on hydrolysis.
Origin of raffinose:
1875–80; < F raffiner to refine
a trisaccharide that occurs in sugar beets and cotton seeds and certain cereals
A trisaccharide, comprised of galactose, glucose and fructose, that is widely distributed in many plants
a colorless crystalline slightly sweet substance obtained from the molasses of the sugar beet
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A trisaccharide occurring in Australian manna (from Eucalyptus spp, Myrtaceae) and in cottonseed meal.