alizarin


aliz·a·rin

noun \ə-ˈliz-ə-rən\

Definition of ALIZARIN

1
: an orange or red crystalline compound C14H8O4 formerly prepared from madder and now made synthetically from anthraquinone that was formerly used in dyeing but is now used more in making red pigments
2
: any of a group of dyes that are similar to alizarin in dyeing properties or derivation

Variants of ALIZARIN

aliz·a·rin also aliz·a·rine \-rən, -ˌrēn\

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