a purplish-red aniline dye, CHNHCl, used as a coloring agent in inks, stains, and dyes
Origin of fuchsinFrench fuchsine ; from fuchsia + -ine, -in: from the color
A dark green synthetic dyestuff, C20H19N3·HCl, used to make a purple-red dye employed in coloring textiles and leather and as a bacterial stain. Also called magenta.
Origin of fuchsinfuchs(ia) + –in.
- Alternative spelling of fuchsine.