• WordNet 3.6
    • n safranine any of a class of chiefly red organic dyes
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Safranine (Chem) An orange-red nitrogenous dyestuff produced artificially by oxidizing certain aniline derivatives, and used in dyeing silk and wool; also, any one of the series of which safranine proper is the type.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n safranine A coal-tar color used in dyeing, obtained by oxidizing a mixture of amido-azotoluene and toluidine. It gives yellowish-red shades on wool, silk, and cotton, and is fairly fast to light.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Safranine a coal-tar producing yellowish colour used in dyeing
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
So called because used as a substitute for safranin
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. safran (It. zafferano)—Ar. za‛farānsafrā, yellow.


In literature:

Reference should be made to the articles DYEING, FUCHSINE, SAFRANINE, INDULINES, for more details on this subject.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
Safranine Prima and 5 lb.
"The Dyeing of Woollen Fabrics" by Franklin Beech
Safranine G. Work for twenty minutes, lift, wash and dry.
"The Dyeing of Cotton Fabrics" by Franklin Beech
Hermann's safranin-gentian method was especially effective with this material.
"Studies in Spermatogenesis" by Nettie Maria Stevens