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A yellow crystalline compound which is a dimer of methylanthraquinone and is used in making dyes.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Chemical Society. From anthra- + classical Latin flāvus yellow + -one, after German Anthraflavon.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.