Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A synthetic yellow dyestuff, C16H14N2, a complex derivative of aniline and quinoline.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A yellow, crystalline, organic dyestuff, C16H14N2, of artifical production. It is a strong base, and is a complex derivative of aniline and quinoline.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A coal-tar color used in dyeing, made by treating acetanilid with zinc chlorid at 250° F. for several hours, purifying, and combining with hydrochloric acid. It dyes yellow on cotton, wool, and silk, but is not fast to light.

Etymologies

Latin flavus yellow + English aniline. (Wiktionary)

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