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  • n. An emetocathartic alkaloid, of uncertain composition, obtained from violets

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A pale yellow amorphous substance of alkaloidal nature and emetic properties, said to have been extracted from the root and foliage of the violet (Viola).
  • n. Mauve aniline. See under mauve.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A blue precipitate obtained by treating aniline with sulphuric acid and peroxid of lead: same as mauve.

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