Help Wordnik hunt for a million missing words by backing our Kickstarter!


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A dark green synthetic dyestuff, C20H19N3HCl, used to make a purple-red dye employed in coloring textiles and leather and as a bacterial stain. Also called magenta.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative spelling of fuchsine.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An aniline dye prepared by the action of weak oxidizing agents, such as arsenic acid, nitrobenzene, etc., on commercial aniline oil, and subsequent treatment of the rosaniline so formed with common salt.


fuchs(ia) + -in.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.