Sir William Henry,1838–1907, English chemist. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for perkin

Historical Examples of perkin

  • How could it be hoped that England would ever swallow such a Perkin?

    Captain Blood

    Rafael Sabatini

  • Manufactured on a large scale after Perkin's discovery of mauve in 1856.

    Vegetable Dyes

    Ethel M. Mairet

  • I think I should like to call you "Perkin," if you don't mind.


    Mary Louisa Molesworth

  • I like to have names of my own for some people, and I really thought yours was Perkin.'


    Mary Louisa Molesworth

  • "Why, to be sure," breaks in Mr. Robert, perkin' up all of a sudden and starin' at me.

British Dictionary definitions for perkin



a variant of parkin
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