variants or less commonly brasilin
plural -s
: 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

Word History


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

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“Brazilin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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