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crocin


crocin


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Polychroite  \Pol"y*chro*ite\,  n.  [Poly-  +  Gr  ?  color:  cf  F. 
  polychro["i]te.]  (Chem.) 
  The  coloring  matter  of  saffron;  --  formerly  so  called  because 
  of  the  change  of  color  on  treatment  with  certain  acids;  -- 
  called  also  {crocin},  and  {safranin}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crocin  \Cro"cin\  (kr?"s?n),  n.  [Gr.  ????  saffron.]  (Chem.) 
  a  The  coloring  matter  of  Chinese  yellow  pods,  the  fruit  of 
  {Gardenia  grandiflora}.  --Watts. 
  b  A  red  powder  (called  also  {polychroite}),  which  is  made 
  from  the  saffron  ({Crocus  sativus}).  See  {Polychroite}.