• WordNet 3.6
    • n flavin a ketone that forms the nucleus of certain natural yellow pigments like riboflavin
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Flavin (Chem) A yellow, vegetable dyestuff, resembling quercitron.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n flavin A yellow dyestuff prepared by the action of sulphuric acid on quercitron-bark.
    • n flavin A bright yellow crystalline compound, C13H12ON2. Also called 2,2′ -diaminobenzophenone. It melts at 135° C.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. flavus, yellow


In literature:

J. Flavin, C. C.; the rev.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
Diamond Flavine G, working as given in the above recipe.
"The Dyeing of Woollen Fabrics" by Franklin Beech
From his seat below the Gangway Mr. FLAVIN watched procedure with wistful eyes.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, January 19, 1916" by Various
To obtain a yellow shade of scarlet, a small quantity of Flavin, Fustic, or other yellow dye may be added to the dye bath.
"Vegetable Dyes" by Ethel M. Mairet
Wool is dyed in single bath by boiling with a mixture of Flavine (8%), stannous chloride (4%) and oxalic acid (2%).
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 8" by Various
Hire from Flavin; I'll see he does you well.
"Further Experiences of an Irish R.M." by E. OEnone Somerville

In news:

Reinventing Color, 1950 to Today" at the Museum of Modern Art includes "untitled (to Don Judd, colorist), 1-5," a 1987 work of fluorescent lights by Dan Flavin.
IN HIS NEW National Gallery of Art retrospective, the late Dan Flavin (1933-96) paints the town red.
Dan Flavin , March 3, 1970.
Dan Flavin , Light Sculptor, in Another Medium at the Morgan.
On Thursday and Friday, the Knights visited DeKalb's new grounds on Dresser Road for the Don Flavin Invite.
The Morgan Will Show Another Side of Flavin .
A memorial for the Minimalist sculptor Dan Flavin , who died on Nov 29 at the age of 63, will be held today at 5 pm at the Dia Center for the Arts, 542 West 22d Street, Chelsea.
The Drawings and Sculptures of Dan Flavin .
Dan Flavin , blue trees in wind, 1957.
Would that it were not my job to come up with something more than that to say about the current Dan Flavin/Donald Judd exhibit at the Menil Collection and the new permanent Flavin installation at the museum's Richmond Hall.
Courtesy photo Boston journalist Dick Flavin plays the role of Tip O'Neill in the one-man play he wrote about the late politician.
Dick Flavin first met Tip O'Neill in the 1960s.
O'Neill was in Congress and Flavin was just entering the political circle.
O'Neill stood out above the crowd, and impressed with him "wonderful people skills," Flavin said.
Flavin's 1964 Green Gallery re-creation at Zwirner & Wirth.