- a colorless, crystalline ketone, CHO, obtained from certain plants or prepared synthetically: it forms a base for some yellow dyes
- any derivative of this compound
Origin of flavoneGerman flavon from Classical Latin flavus, yellow ( from Indo-European base an unverified form bhl?-wos, used of light colors from source blue) + German -on, -one
- A crystalline compound, C15H10O2, that is the parent substance of a number of yellow plant pigments.
- Any of various derivatives of this compound, found especially in celery and parsley and usually occurring as glycosides.