Definition of mauveine in English:

mauveine

noun

  • another term for mauve (sense 2 of the noun)
    • ‘In all the years when the primary literature was perpetuating the error, it remained uncommitted as to the structure of mauveine.’
    • ‘Mauve as we think of it today is the colour of the aniline dye mauveine, which was developed by the chemist William Perkin as a by-product of his attempt to synthesise quinine from coal tar.’
    • ‘He ended up calling his dye mauveine.’

Pronunciation

mauveine

/ˈməʊviːn/