Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Chem.) A yellow, crystalline, organic dyestuff, C16H14N2, of artifical production. It is a strong base, and is a complex derivative of aniline and quinoline.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun organic chemistry A synthetic yellow dyestuff, C16H14N2, a complex derivative of aniline and quinoline.

Etymologies

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Latin flavus yellow + English aniline.

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