Definition of primulin in English:

primulin

noun

Chemistry
rare
  • A plant pigment usually isolated as a violet or brown chloride.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Robert Thomson (1810–1864), medical officer of health. From German Primulin from scientific Latin Primula, genus name + German -in, so called because it was first obtained from the roots of the cowslip, Primula veris.

Pronunciation

primulin

/ˈprɪmjʊlɪn/