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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name applied to three distinct cotton coal-tar colors (benzo-blue BB, BX, and 3G), of the diazo type, derived from benzidine or tolidine. They dye unmordanted cotton various hues of blue in a neutral salt bath. They are similar to some of the diamine blues.


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