Indian lake

noun

Definition of Indian lake

1 : a red lake prepared from lac dye and formerly used by painters
2 often capitalized I : a dark to deep purplish red that is bluer and slightly lighter than magenta (see magenta sense 2c)

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History and Etymology for Indian lake

probably from Indian entry 2 1

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“Indian lake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Indian%20lake. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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