Definition of Turnsole. Meaning of Turnsole. Synonyms of Turnsole

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Definition of Turnsole

Turnsole
Turnsole Turn"sole`, n. [F. tournesol, It. tornasole; tornare to turn (LL. tornare) + sole the sun, L. sol. See Turn, Solar, a., and cf. Heliotrope.] [Written also turnsol.] 1. (Bot.) (a) A plant of the genus Heliotropium; heliotrope; -- so named because its flowers are supposed to turn toward the sun. (b) The sunflower. (c) A kind of spurge (Euphorbia Helioscopia). (d) The euphorbiaceous plant Chrozophora tinctoria. 2. (Chem.) (a) Litmus. [Obs.] (b) A purple dye obtained from the plant turnsole. See def. 1 (d) .

Meaning of Turnsole from wikipedia

- Turnsole, katasol, or folium was a dyestuff prepared from the annual plant Chrozophora tinctoria. Turnsole became a mainstay of medieval m****cript illuminators...
- Heliotropium indi****, commonly known as Indian heliotrope, Indian turnsole is an annual, hirsute plant that is a common weed in waste places and settled...
- for "Sun", τρέπειν (trepein) means "to turn". The Middle English name "turnsole" has the same meaning. A classical myth, told in Ovid's Metamorphoses,...
- Chrozophora tinctoria (commonly known as dyer's croton, giradol, turnsole or dyer's litmus plant) is a plant species native to the Mediterranean, the Middle...
- Africa, and Asia. Chrozophora tinctoria produced the blue-purple colorant "turnsole" used in medieval illuminated m****cripts and as a food colorant Species...
- Heliotropium europaeum is a species of heliotrope known by the common names European heliotrope and European turn-sole. It is native to Europe, Asia, and...
- Isatis tinctoria; Indigo, derived from the plant Indigofera tinctoria; and Turnsole, also known as folium, a dyestuff prepared from the plant Crozophora tinctoria...
- (satellite), a satellite launched in 1971 Tournesols (Van Gogh series) Turnsole This disambiguation page lists articles ****ociated with the title Tournesol...
- (spider), a marking on the abdomen of a spider Folium (brain) Folium vermis Turnsole or folium, a dyestuff Folium Phyllostachydis, processed leaves of bamboo...
- a purple flower, the heliotrope (meaning "sun-turning"), also known as turnsole (which is known for growing on sunny, rocky hillsides), which turns its...