Castilian red


Definition of Castilian red

  1. :  a vivid red that is lighter, slightly yellower, and stronger than apple red, yellower, lighter, and stronger than carmine, yellower and lighter than madder crimson, bluer and lighter than pimento, and bluer, lighter, and stronger than scarlet —called also cochineal, Dutch scarlet, fire scarlet, goblin scarlet

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