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  • n. A purple dye, the first synthetic organic dye created.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An artificial organic base, obtained by oxidizing a mixture of aniline and toluidine, and valuable for the dyestuffs it forms.

Etymologies

mauve +‎ -ine (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Perkin, with the encouragement of some older entrepreneurs, soon proved that the new color, mauveine, was fast in wool and silk.

    MANUFACTURING DEPRESSION

  • Paul Ehrlich, the German doctor who came up with this theory, had just been born when Perkin invented mauveine, but by the time he was a teenager, he had been captivated by—some said obsessed with—synthetic dyes of all colors.

    MANUFACTURING DEPRESSION

  • Perkin was eighteen years old when he got his patent on mauveine, and he was soon fabulously wealthy.

    MANUFACTURING DEPRESSION

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