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- n. A pigment extracted from madder by sulphuric acid. It consists essentially of alizarin.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An extract of madder by sulphuric acid. It consists essentially of alizarin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The product obtained by treating pulverized madder, previously exhausted with water, with concentrated sulphuric acid at 100° C. (212° F.), and again washing with water.
The pieces were passed through aluminate of soda at 18° B., then through ammonium chloride, washed, dyed with garancin, taken through an oil-bath, dried and steamed for an hour, and were finally cleared in the ordinary manner for Turkey-reds.
Goods, mordanted with alumina and dyed with alizarin for reds up to saturation, never reach the brown tone given by fleur or garancin.