colorant


col·or·ant

noun \ˈkə-lə-rənt, -lər-ənt\

Definition of COLORANT

:  a substance used for coloring a material :  dye, pigment

Examples of COLORANT

  1. <in ancient times, a mollusk was used to produce a rich purple colorant for clothing and linens>

First Known Use of COLORANT

1884

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