Basically it's the name/word Ember with the attractive, "Frenchified" -ine suffix added. I came across the name in a book, and even though it belonged to a peripheral character - and a villainous one, at that - the name still captivated me.

Emberine is a chemical compound also known as embelin, embelic acid, and 2,5-Dihydroxy-3-undecyl-p-benzoquinone.
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