aniline black

noun

: a black dye produced on fiber (as cotton) by the oxidation of aniline oil or aniline hydrochloride and noted for its fastness, intensity of color, and resistance to greening

Word History

First Known Use

1864, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of aniline black was in 1864

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“Aniline black.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aniline%20black. Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

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