Definition of anthocyan in English:

anthocyan

(also anthokyane, anthocyane)

noun

Chemistry
  • Any of the blue, violet, or red plant pigments of the class of anthocyanins and anthocyanidins.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal. From German Anthokyan (L. C. Marquart Farben der Blüthen 56; also Anthocyan) from Antho- + Kyan, Cyan.

Pronunciation

anthocyan

/ˌanθəˈsʌɪən//ˌanθəˈsʌɪan/