Madder

Madder, the common name for the dye plant Rubia tinctorum and its relatives in the genus Rubia, may also refer to: ...
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Madder

• (n.) A plant of the Rubia (R. tinctorum). The root is much used in dyeing red, and formerly was used in medicine. It is cultivated in France and Holland. See Rubiaceous.
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madder

<botany> A plant of the Rubia (R. Tinctorum). The root is much used in dyeing red, and formerly was used in medicine. It is cultivated in France and Holland. See Rubiaceous. ... Madder is sometimes used in forming pigments, as lakes, etc, which receive their names from their colours; as. Madder yellow. Field madder, an annual European weed (S...
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madder

Rubia tinctorum noun Eurasian herb having small yellow flowers and red roots formerly an important source of the dye alizarin
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Madder

Mad'der (măd'dẽr) noun [ Middle English mader , Anglo-Saxon mædere ; akin to Icelandic maðra .] (Botany) A plant of the genus Rubia ( R. tinctorum ). The root is much used in dyeing red, and formerly was used in medicine. It is cultivated in Franc...
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madder

Any of a group of plants bearing small funnel-shaped flowers, especially the perennial vine R. tinctorum which grows in Europe and Asia, the red root of which yields a red dye called alizarin (now made synthetically from coal tar). (Genus Rubia, family Rubiaceae.)
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madder

any of several species of plants belonging to the genus Rubia of the madder family, Rubiaceae. Rubia tinctorum and R. peregrina are native European ... [1 related articles]
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Madder

Madder (Rubia tinctorum) or dyer's madder, as it is also known, is a perennial herb of the family Rubiaceae native to the Mediterranean and Near East, with a long, reddish-brown, much-branched rhizome, red fibrous roots and rough, square, ascending, prickly stems which branch at the top. The stiff, lanceolate, sessile leaves have prickly margins an...
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madder

madder, common name for the Rubiaceae, a family of chiefly tropical and subtropical trees, shrubs, and herbs, especially abundant in N South America. The family is important economically for several tropical crops, e.g., coffee, quinine, and ipecac, and for many ornamentals, e.g., the gardenia, blue...
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Madder

One of the lake or dry pigments made from the root of the madder plant or garance, Rubia tinctorum. It is thought to be the rubia mentioned by Pliny the Elder. Traces have been found in paintings from Egyptian and Greco-Roman times. Probably brought to Italy by the Crusaders. By the 13th century the plant was being cultivated in many places in Euro...
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madder

red dye made from brazil wood; a reddish or red-orange colour
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madder

Type: Term Pronunciation: mad′ĕr Definitions: 1. The dried and powdered root of Rubia tinctorum (family Rubiaceae); it contains several glycosides that produce the red dyes alizarin and purpurin on fermentation. When madder (or alizarin) is fed to young animals, the calcium in newly deposited bone salt, hydroxyapatite, is stained red. 2....
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madder

[n] - Eurasian herb having small yellow flowers and red roots formerly an important source of the dye alizarin 2. [v] - color a moderate to strong red
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