American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various water-soluble pigments that impart to flowers and other plant parts colors ranging from violet and blue to most shades of red.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The dissolved coloring matter in blue flowers.
- n. organic chemistry Any of many water-soluble red to violet plant pigments related to the flavonoids.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Same as anthokyan.
- antho- + cyan + -in (Wiktionary)
- antho- + cyanin(e). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The anthocyanin is in both cases the same, but in the rose it is bound to a plant acid and is therefore red, whereas in the cornflower it is bound to an alkali and is therefore blue.”
“The fruit are rich in an antioxidant pigment called anthocyanin which is thought to have anti-cancer properties.”
“They contain powerful phytochemicals, such as anthocyanin, which is the pigment that gives blueberries their color.”
“The colour is driven by a pigment called anthocyanin within the cabbage that reacts to the soil's pH - acidic soils give you these red colourings.”
“The pigment anthocyanin from the Greek for “dark blue flower” has powerful anticancer properties.”
“As summer wanes, some tree species manufacture a substance called anthocyanin, which helps them winterize.”
“Even if blueberries top the scale, they are only rich in one family of anti-oxidants, anthocyanin, which is found in other fruits, like grapes.”
“The acai berry also contains some of the most powerful antioxidants called anthocyanin flavonoids.”
“The tomatoes include two genes taken from the snapdragon flower to enable them to express a compound called anthocyanin, the purple pigment found in blackberries and cranberries.”
“The tomatoes include two genes taken from the snapdragon flower (Antirrhinum majus) to enable them to express a compound called anthocyanin, the purple pigment found in high levels in fruit such as blackberries and cranberries.”
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