althaein

noun al·thae·in \alˈthēə̇n\
variants: or

althein

\alˈthēə̇n\

Definition of althaein

plural

-s

  1. :  a crystalline pigment obtained from the hollyhock having a bronze luster but being blue in alkaline solution

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Origin and Etymology of althaein

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


First Known Use: 1827


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