noun del·phin·i·din \delˈfinədə̇n\

Definition of delphinidin



  1. :  an anthocyanidin that occurs widely in plants in the form of glycosides (such as delphinin) and is usually obtained as the dark violet or brownish red crystalline chloride C15H11ClO7 (as by hydrolysis of the glycosides or by synthesis from pyrogallol derivatives)

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Origin and Etymology of delphinidin

International Scientific Vocabulary, blend of delphinin and -id

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quaintly unconventional or refined

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