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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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