A synthetic dye, especially one made from aniline.
More example sentences
- The natural plant colors were replaced by chemical aniline dyes imported from Germany.
- The aniline dyes developed in Europe in the mid-nineteenth century quickly caught on in China, where they were cheaper than Chinese natural dyes and came in a greater variety of colors.
- Other authors have suggested that consumers became disillusioned with the poor fastness properties of aniline dyes.
Definition of aniline dye in:
- The US English dictionary