from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A coloring matter, a sulphonic acid of various sorts of benzaldehyde-greens.
  • n. An acid dyestuff, a sulphonated triphenylmethane derivative, which dyes wool and silk green in an acid bath.


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