Dictionary.com

anthocyanin

[ an-thuh-sahy-uh-nin ]
/ ˌæn θəˈsaɪ ə nɪn /
Save This Word!

noun Biochemistry.

any of a subset of flavonoids noted for properties of pigmentation, which provide the range of red, purple, and blue colors in fruits, vegetables, flowers, and cereals.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!

In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
Also an·tho·cy·an [an-thuh-sahy-uhn]. /ˌæn θəˈsaɪ ən/.

Origin of anthocyanin

First recorded in 1830–40; antho- + cyanin(e)
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

British Dictionary definitions for anthocyanin

anthocyanin

anthocyan (ˌænθəʊˈsaɪən)

/ (ˌænθəʊˈsaɪənɪn) /

noun

any of a class of water-soluble glycosidic pigments, esp those responsible for the red and blue colours in flowers. They are closely related to vitamins E and P
C19: from antho- + -cyanin, from Greek kuanos dark blue
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Essays. Emails. Everything. Get Help Now!