Spiraeic - definition of Spiraeic by The Free Dictionary
|a.||1.||(Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, the meadowsweet (Spiræa); formerly, designating an acid which is now called salicylic acid.|
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Aspirin's generic name, "Acetylirte Spirsaure," or "acetylated spiraeic
acid" in English, was likely too much of a mouthful for most Americans.