basic dye n.
Any of various usually synthetic dyes that produce brilliant colors, react as bases, and are usually used as stains. Also called basic stain.
|a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.|
|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|