Anchusin

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Anchusin (Chem) A resinoid coloring matter obtained from alkanet root.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n anchusin A red coloring matter obtained from Alkanna (Anchusa) tinctoria. It is amorphous, with a resinous fracture, and when heated emits violet vapors, which are extremely suffocating.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. anchusa, the plant alkanet, Gr.