anthocyanin

[ an-thuh-sahy-uh-nin ]
/ ˌæn θəˈsaɪ ə nɪn /

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.

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Also an·tho·cy·an [an-thuh-sahy-uhn]. /ˌæn θəˈsaɪ ən/.

Origin of anthocyanin

First recorded in 1830–40; antho- + cyanin(e)
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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

Word Origin for anthocyanin

C19: from antho- + -cyanin, from Greek kuanos dark blue
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