Definitions

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  • n. A purple powder precipitated when a sulphuric solution of indigo is diluted with water.
  • n. A colouring matter produced by the action of a mixture of strong nitric acid and sulphuric acid on phenylic alcohol.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A purple powder precipitated when a sulphuric solution of indigo is diluted with water.
  • n. A coloring matter produced by the action of a mixture of strong nitric and sulphuric acids on phenylic alcohol.

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek purple red: compare French phénicine.

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