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  • n. A bluish-violet crystalline substance obtained in the purification of crude wood vinegar, regarded as a complex quinone derivative of diphenyl.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A bluish violet, crystalline substance obtained in the purification of crude wood vinegar. It is regarded as a complex quinone derivative of diphenyl; -- called also cedriret.

Etymologies

Latin coeruleus cerulean + lignum wood + English quinone. (Wiktionary)

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