variants or less commonly idein
plural -s
: an anthocyanin pigment obtained in the form of the greenish brown crystalline chloride C21H21ClO11 from the skin of red apples and from cranberries and similar fruit; a galactoside of cyanidin

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary idae-, ide- (from New Latin vitis-idaea —specific epithet of the mountain cranberry Vaccinium vitis-idaea minus —, from Latin vitis vine + idaea, feminine of idaeus) + -in

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“Idaein.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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