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Definition of Polychroite

Polychroite Pol"y*chro*ite, n. [Poly- + Gr. ? color: cf. F. polychro["i]te.] (Chem.) The coloring matter of saffron; -- formerly so called because of the change of color on treatment with certain acids; -- called also crocin, and safranin.
Crocin Cro"cin (kr?"s?n), n. [Gr. ???? saffron.] (Chem.) (a) The coloring matter of Chinese yellow pods, the fruit of Gardenia grandiflora. --Watts. (b) A red powder (called also polychroite), which is made from the saffron (Crocus sativus). See Polychroite.

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