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

  • noun (Chem.) Aniline red; an artificial coal-tar dyestuff, of a metallic green color superficially, resembling cantharides, but when dissolved forming a brilliant dark red. It consists of a hydrochloride or acetate of rosaniline. See rosaniline.

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  • noun A dye (rosaniline hydrochloride or similar) usually a deep red or magenta colour.


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fuchsia +‎ -ine?



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  • Also spelled fuchsin.

    February 21, 2009

  • "In 1859, French chemists created fuchsine, a crimson dye that some christened solferino or magenta, in celebration of the bloody defeat of the Austrian army by Garibaldi's republican forces in Italy."

    Amy Butler Greenfield, A Perfect Red: Empire, Espionage, and the Quest for the Color of Desire (New York: Harper Collins, 2005), 228.

    October 6, 2017