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A round edible bulb, ''Allium cepa'', whose outer skins have been used to produce a dye. The dried skins are removed from the onion and boiled in water to produce shades of yellow, brown, and green. The flesh of onions makes a paler yellow and young sprouts give a vivid yellow. Historically, onion skins have been used for dyeing by the ancient Greeks, Persians, Egyptians, and African tribes.
 
A round edible bulb, ''Allium cepa'', whose outer skins have been used to produce a dye. The dried skins are removed from the onion and boiled in water to produce shades of yellow, brown, and green. The flesh of onions makes a paler yellow and young sprouts give a vivid yellow. Historically, onion skins have been used for dyeing by the ancient Greeks, Persians, Egyptians, and African tribes.
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* See also [[http://cameo.mfa.org/wiki/Category:Uemura_dye_archive '''Uemera Dye Archive''' (Tamanegi)]]
  
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
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* J. Thornton, 'The Use of Dyes and Colored Varnishes in Wood Polychromy', ''Painted Wood: History and Conservation'', The Getty Conservation Insitute, Los Angeles, 1998
 
* J. Thornton, 'The Use of Dyes and Colored Varnishes in Wood Polychromy', ''Painted Wood: History and Conservation'', The Getty Conservation Insitute, Los Angeles, 1998
  
* Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, at http://www.wikipedia.com  Comment: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onion (Accessed Mar. 20, 2006) -for non-English terms
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* Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onion (Accessed Mar. 20, 2006) -for non-English terms
  
 
* G.S.Brady, ''Materials Handbook'', McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971  Comment: p. 852
 
* G.S.Brady, ''Materials Handbook'', McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971  Comment: p. 852

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Description

A round edible bulb, Allium cepa, whose outer skins have been used to produce a dye. The dried skins are removed from the onion and boiled in water to produce shades of yellow, brown, and green. The flesh of onions makes a paler yellow and young sprouts give a vivid yellow. Historically, onion skins have been used for dyeing by the ancient Greeks, Persians, Egyptians, and African tribes.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Allium cepa; Natural Yellow 10; Zwiebel (Deut.); cebolla común (Esp.); oignon (Fr.); cipolla (It.); ui (Ned.); cebula zwyczajna (Pol.); cebola (Port.); gul lök (Sven.)

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • R.J. Adrosko, Natural Dyes in the United States, Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC, 1968
  • Helmut Schweppe, Schweppe color collection index and information book
  • J. Thornton, 'The Use of Dyes and Colored Varnishes in Wood Polychromy', Painted Wood: History and Conservation, The Getty Conservation Insitute, Los Angeles, 1998
  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 852
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998

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