butein

noun
bu·​te·​in | \ ˈbyütēə̇n \
plural -s

Definition of butein

: a yellow crystalline coloring matter C15H12O5 derived from chalcone that is obtained especially from the flowers of the dhak tree

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History and Etymology for butein

International Scientific Vocabulary bute- (from New Latin Butea, genus name of Butea frondosa) + -in

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“Butein.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/butein. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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