variants or althein
plural -s
: a crystalline pigment obtained from the hollyhock having a bronze luster but being blue in alkaline solution

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary althae-, althe- (from New Latin althaea, genus name of Althaea rosea) + -in; originally formed as German althein

First Known Use

1827, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of althaein was in 1827

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“Althaein.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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