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  • noun mesquite pod used in tanning and dyeing


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  • This darkening effect of Neradol D is most conspicuous in the case of mangrove, maletto, and chestnut, but is absent in the case of algarobilla, dividivi, gambir, sumac, and valonea.

    Synthetic Tannins

  • It occurs with gallic acid, tannin, and ellagic acid in dividivi, myrabolams, algarobilla, and chestnut wood extracts.

    Synthetic Tannins

  • In the natural products which have just been enumerated, the tannic acid is accompanied by some colouring matter, which is also absorbed by the cotton; in some (sumac and galls) this colour is present in but small quantities; in others (divi-divi, myrabolams, algarobilla), there is a large quantity; therefore cotton treated with these comes out more or less coloured.

    The Dyeing of Cotton Fabrics A Practical Handbook for the Dyer and Student


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