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Definition of "alizarin" []

  • An orange-red crystalline compound, C14H6O2(OH)2, used in making dyes. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "alizarin" in a sentence
  • "Mr. Davids made many experiments with "alizarin" inks in the early sixties but did not consider them valuable enough to put on the market."
  • "The so-called "alizarin" ink referred to has now become obsolete."
  • "“Did you know that when you talk about vampires, your words are the same color as”—I reached for the tube of paint on the table—“alizarin crimson?”"