Definition of orcinol in English:

orcinol

Pronunciation: /-ˌnôl//ˈôrsəˌnäl/

noun

Chemistry
  • A crystalline compound extracted from certain lichens and used to make dyes.

    • ‘Orcinol may react with oxidising materials.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from modern Latin orcina, from Italian orcello orchil.

Pronunciation:

orcinol

/-ˌnôl//ˈôrsəˌnäl/