brazilin

noun braz·i·lin \ˈbrazələ̇n, brəˈzil-\
variants: less commonly

brasilin

Definition of brazilin

plural

-s

  1. :  a white or pale yellow phenolic compound C16H14O5 obtained from brazilwoods of the genus Caesalpinia and used especially formerly in dyeing because of its ready oxidation to brazilein

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Origin and Etymology of brazilin

French brésiline, from brésil brazilwood (from Old French bresil, probably from Old Spanish brasil) + -ine — more at brazil


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