- 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 bhlē-wos, used of light colors from source blue) + German -on, -one
- A crystalline compound, C15H10O2, the parent substance of a number of important yellow pigments, occurring on the leaves or in the stems and seed capsules of many primroses.
- Any of a class of crystalline flavonoids that are found in citrus fruits, celery, and other foods.