a colorless, crystalline, water-insoluble compound, C15H10O2, the parent substance of a group of naturally occurring derivatives some of which have been used as yellow dyes.
any derivative of this compound.
Origin of flavone
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a crystalline compound occurring in plants. Formula: C 15 H 10 O 2
any of a class of yellow plant pigments derived from flavone
Word Origin for flavone
C19: from German Flavon, from Latin flāvus yellow + -one
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