xylindein

noun

xy·​lin·​de·​in
zīˈlindēə̇n
plural -s
: a yellow to brown crystalline compound C34H26O11 produced by a fungus (Peziza aeruginosa) in green-rotted wood that dyes wool and cotton green

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Xylindein.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/xylindein. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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