Turnsole

Turnsole or folium was a dyestuff prepared from the annual plant Chrozophora tinctoria. ==History== Turnsole became a mainstay of medieval manuscript illuminators starting with the development of the technique for extracting it in the thirteenth century, when it joined the vegetable-based woad and indigo in the illuminator`s repertory. However, t....
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Turnsole

• (a.) Litmus. • (a.) The euphorbiaceous plant Chrozophora tinctoria. • (a.) The sunflower. • (a.) A purple dye obtained from the plant turnsole. See def. 1 (d). • (a.) A plant of the genus Heliotropium; heliotrope; -- so named because its flowers are supposed to turn toward the sun. • (a.) A kind of spurge (Euphorbia ...
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turnsole

1. <botany> A plant of the genus Heliotropium; heliotrope; so named because its flowers are supposed to turn toward the sun. The sunflower. ... A kind of spurge (Euphorbia Helioscopia). ... The euphorbiaceous plant Chrozophora tinctoria. ... 2. <chemistry> Litmus. A purple dye obtained from the plant turnsole. See def. 1 . ... Origin: F...
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Turnsole

Turnsole was a violet-blue or purple substance obtained from a Mediterranean plant (Chrozophora tinctoria) of the spurge family formerly much used for colouring jellies, confectionery, wines, etc, and as a pigment.
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turnsole

turnsole, turnsol 1. A plant of the genus Heliotropium; heliotrope; so named because its flowers are supposed to turn toward the sun; such as, the sunflower. 2. A purple dye obtained from the turnsole plant. Related 'sun' word family: helio-.
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