malvin

noun mal·vin \ˈmalvə̇n\

Definition of malvin

plural

-s

  1. :  an anthocyanin pigment found especially in the European wild mallow and in species of primrose and obtained usually as the reddish brown chloride C29H35ClO17

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Origin and Etymology of malvin

International Scientific Vocabulary malv- (from Latin malva) + -in


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