from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An orange coloring matter (C8H6O3) contained, together with purpurin, in munjeet or East Indian madder. It is nearly related in composition to purpurin and alizarin.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Chem.) An orange-red coloring substance resembling alizarin, found in the root of an East Indian species of madder (
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- noun organic chemistry A reddish-orange colouring substance resembling
alizarin, found in the rootof an East Indian species of madder, Rubia munjista.
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Subsequently, there have been added to the list an orange body, purpuroxantho-carbonic acid of Schunck and Roemer, identical with the munjistin found by Stenhouse in the madder of India.