from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A synthetic yellow dyestuff, C16H14N2, a complex derivative of aniline and quinoline.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A yellow, crystalline, organic dyestuff, C16H14N2, of artifical production. It is a strong base, and is a complex derivative of aniline and quinoline.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A coal-tar color used in dyeing, made by treating acetanilid with zinc chlorid at 250° F. for several hours, purifying, and combining with hydrochloric acid. It dyes yellow on cotton, wool, and silk, but is not fast to light.
Latin flavus yellow + English aniline. (Wiktionary)