flavone definition by Webster's New World
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- 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: German flavon ; from Classical Latin flavus, yellow (; from Indo-European base an unverified form bhlē-wos, used of light colors from source blue) plush German -on, -one
flavone definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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.