or tro·pe·o·lin


noun Chemistry.

any of a number of orange or yellow azo dyes of complex molecular structure.

Origin of tropaeolin

1875–80; < New Latin Tropaeol(um) nasturtium, genus of plants yielding the dyes (equivalent to Latin tropae(um) trophy + -olum, neuter of -olus -ole1) + -in2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for tropaeolin



any of certain yellow and orange azo dyes of complex structure

Word Origin for tropaeolin

C19: see tropaeolum, -in
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