alizarine blue

noun, often capitalized A&B

Definition of alizarine blue

: any of various blue acid, mordant, and solvent dyes most of which are derived from anthraquinone

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First Known Use of alizarine blue

1879, in the meaning defined above

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“Alizarine blue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alizarine%20blue. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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