mauveine

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Related to Aniline purple: aniline black, aniline blue

mauveine

(ˈməʊviːn)
n
(Colours) another name for mauve2
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The creation of the aniline purple dye was an invention.
The synthetic dye industry was born in 1856, when an English chemist, Sir William Henry Perkin, inadvertently created the first aniline dye while attempting to make quinine from coal-tar derivatives.[4] Perkin named his new dye aniline purple, but it soon became known as mauve after the French name for a flower with a similar color.