A natural yellow dye obtained from the flowers of cotton plants of the Gossypium species. Cotton flowers are used fresh or dried. On wool, cotton flowers give a brassy color when mordanted with chrome. On cotton, the flowers give a dull yellow color using an alum mordant. The dye has good color fastness.
Synonyms and Related Terms
Gossypium;flor del algodón (Esp.); fiore di cotone (It.); flor de algodão (Port.)