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Hindi munjit (munjit, an Indian madder plant) +‎ -in


munjistin (uncountable)

  1. (organic chemistry) A reddish-orange colouring substance resembling alizarin, found in the root of an East Indian species of madder, Rubia manjith ( <= Rubia munjista).

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