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1911 Encyclopedia Britannica

Aal

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Also known as A'L, ACH, or AICH, the Hindustani names for the Morinda tinctoria and Morinda citrifolia, plants extensively cultivated in India on account of the reddish dye-stuff which their roots contain. The name is also applied to the dye, but the common trade name is Suranji. Its properties are due to the presence of a glucoside known as Morindin, which is compounded from glucose and probably a trioxy-methyl-anthraquinone.


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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Aal'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/bri/a/aal.html. 1910.

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