xylindein

noun
xy·lin·de·in | \ zīˈlindēə̇n \
plural -s

Definition of xylindein 

: a yellow to brown crystalline compound C34H26O11 produced by a fungus (Peziza aeruginosa) in green-rotted wood that dyes wool and cotton green

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History and Etymology for xylindein

French xylindéine, from xyl- + inde indigo + -ine

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