Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch


  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_10207

n Pertaining to blue shade red, probably derived from the Latin word “rubia” for the madder plant from which madder lake (Alizarin Red), a blue shade red, was originally made. The name of the bluish red colored gem, the ruby, would appear to be similarly derived.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA