from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A mixture of phenolic dyestuffs consisting mostly of aurin

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A yellow coal-tar dyestuff which probably consists chiefly of rosolic acid. See aurin, and Rosolic acid under rosolic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See coralline, 3.


So named in allusion to the color of red corallin, from Latin corallium ("coral"). (Wiktionary)



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