Definition of Rubia tinctorum
1. Noun. Eurasian herb having small yellow flowers and red roots formerly an important source of the dye alizarin.
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Literary usage of Rubia tinctorum
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1. The Organic Constituents of Plants and Vegetable Substances and Their by Georg Christoph Wittstein (1878)
"In the root and herb of rubia tinctorum, in the herb of Asperula odorata, ... In the root of rubia tinctorum. It takes its origin, according to Higgin, ..."
2. The Chemical Gazette (1852)
"In the root of rubia tinctorum there are present ... ipecacuanha and Rubia tinctorum ; it cannot therefore be considered as a characteristic constituent of ..."
3. Journal of the Society of Arts by Society of Arts (Great Britain) (1871)
"... as much colouring matter as the rubia tinctorum, id, according to Mr. Higgins, of Manchester, it yields •om 62 to 01 per cent, ..."