[ Stevia ]
1. Stevia rebaudiana, a shrub native to Central America with sweet tasting leaves.
2. A low-calorie sweetener made by extracting steviol [ Glycoside ] A chemical compound comprising of a simple sugar other non-sugar molecules called aglycones. Glycosides such as Stevia are used as low-calorie or low-sugar sweeteners. Many glycosides are poisonous or have medicinal properties. More from the stevia plant.