One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A dark blue colouring matter obtained by Reichenbach as a high-boiling fraction in the fractional distillation of wood-tar.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Records of General Science. From German Pittakall from ancient Greek πίττα pitch + κάλλος beauty.
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