alizarine blue

noun

often capitalized A&B
: any of various blue acid, mordant, and solvent dyes most of which are derived from anthraquinone

Word History

First Known Use

1879, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alizarine blue was in 1879

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“Alizarine blue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alizarine%20blue. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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