mandarin +‎ -ing


mandarining (uncountable)

  1. The use of dilute nitric acid to give an orange colour to goods formed of animal tissue, such as silk or wool.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for mandarining in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)