Indian cucumber

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A natural purple dye obtained from the berries of the Indian cucumber root plant, Medeola virginian. The berries of the Indian cucumber ripen to a deep purple color. They can be used to dye cloth to varying shades of purple and brown depending on the mordants.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Medeola virginian

Resources and Citations==

  • R.J. Adrosko, Natural Dyes in the United States, Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC, 1968

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