or bra·sil·e·in


noun Chemistry.

a red, crystalline, water-insoluble solid, C16H12O5, obtained by the oxidation of brazilin: used chiefly as a dye for wood and textiles.

Origin of brazilein

brazil(in) + -ein, variant of -in2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for brazilein




a red crystalline solid obtained by the oxidation of brazilin and used as a dye. Formula: C 16 H 12 O 5

Word Origin for brazilein

C19: from German Brasilein, from brazilin
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