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 for Erythrite
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Erythrite \E*ryth"rite\, n. [Gr. 'eryqro`s red.]
     1. (Chem.) A colorless crystalline substance, C4H6.(OH)4,
        of a sweet, cooling taste, extracted from certain lichens,
        and obtained by the decomposition of erythrin; -- called
        also erythrol, erythroglucin, erythromannite,
        pseudorcin, cobalt bloom, and under the name phycite
        obtained from the alga Protococcus vulgaris. It is a
        tetrabasic alcohol, corresponding to glycol and glycerin.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a reddish mineral consisting of hydrated cobalt arsenate in
           monoclinic crystalline form and used in coloring glass;
           usually found in veins bearing cobalt and arsenic [syn:
           erythrite, cobalt bloom]

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