mauve

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mauve

1. any of various pale to moderate pinkish-purple or bluish-purple colours
2. a reddish-purple aniline dye
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I've searched for its name on color wheels, and decidedthat maybe it's mauveine. Mauveine--variously recorded as"Rosolan, Violet paste, Chrome violet, Anilin violet, Anilinpurple, Perkins violet, Indisin, Phenamin, Purpurin, Tyralin, Tyrianpurple, [and] Lydin" in Leffman and Beam'sSelect Methods of Food Analysis (1901)--is your secret dimorphism.
In 1856, the world's first commercially successful synthetic dye, mauveine, was discovered for practical uses.