Definition of imperialine in English:

imperialine

(also imperialin)

noun

Chemistry
  • A toxic alkaloid found in the bulbs of the crown imperial, Fritillaria imperialis, and certain other plants.

Origin

Late 19th century. From scientific Latin imperialis, specific epithet + -ine, after German Imperialin.

Pronunciation

imperialine

/ɪmˈpɪərɪəliːn/