(Science: chemistry) Mauve aniline, a dyestuff produced artificially by the oxidation of commercial aniline, and the first discovered of the so-called coal-tar, or aniline, dyes. It consists of the sulphate of mauveine, and is a dark brown or bronze amorphous powder, which dissolves to a beatiful purple colour.
Origin: F, mallow, L. Malva. So named from the similarity of the colour to that of the petals of common mallow, Malva sylvestris. See Mallow.
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... on Banana Sprout Tips The peel of ordinary bananas changes its color from green to yellow,and the peel of red-peeled bananas turns from mauve to red.The author sectioned the sprout tips of red-peeled bananas to culture it into seedlings by the method of tissue culture six times in diffrent ...
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