Saf"ra*nin (?), n. Chem. (a)

An orange-red dyestuff extracted from the saffron.

[R.] (b)

A red dyestuff extracted from the safflower, and formerly used in dyeing wool, silk, and cotton pink and scarlet; -- called also Spanish red, China lake, and carthamin.

(c)

An orange-red dyestuff prepared from certain nitro compounds of creosol, and used as a substitute for the safflower dye.

 

© Webster 1913.

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