Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A crystalline coloring matter found in the leaves of holly. It forms a yellow dye on cloth prepared with alumina or iron mordants.

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

  • noun (Chem.) A yellow dye obtained from the leaves of the holly.

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  • noun archaic A yellow dye obtained from holly leaves.

Etymologies

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From Ilex and xanthin.

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