Definition of pectin noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpektɪn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpektɪn//
[uncountable] (chemistry)
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a substance similar to sugar that forms in fruit that is ready to eat, and is used to make jam/jelly firm as it is cooked Word Originmid 19th cent.: from Greek pektos ‘congealed’ (from pēgnuein ‘make solid’) + -in.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pectin