Indian red

noun

Definition of Indian red

1 : any of various usually dark red pigments consisting chiefly of iron oxide
2 : a strong or moderate reddish brown

First Known Use of Indian red

1672, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Indian red.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Indian%20red. Accessed 30 Mar. 2020.

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