alizarine red


often capitalized A&R
: any of various red mordant or acid dyes most of which are derived from anthraquinone: such as
: turkey red
: an orange-yellow crystalline compound C14H7NaO7S used chiefly for dyeing and printing aluminum-mordanted wool scarlet red, as a biological stain, and as an analytical reagent (as for detecting aluminum); sodium 3-alizarin-sulfonate

called also Alizarine Carmine, Alizarine Red S, Alizarine S

Word History

First Known Use

1874, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alizarine red was in 1874

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“Alizarine red.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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