- noun a chemical substance containing carbon, hydrogen and oxygen, found in particular in sugar, potatoes and bread; it provides the body with energy
- noun an organic compound composed of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen, e.g. sugars, cellulose and starch
- noun an organic compound derived from sugar, the main ingredient of many types of food
- noun a biological compound containing carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. Carbohydrates derive from sugar and are an important source of food and energy.