Indian red


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

Examples of Indian red in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Indian red is the most lethal of all; in some parts of the world, up to 40 percent of stung victims succumb. Bill Heavey, Field & Stream, 19 Oct. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1672, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Indian red was in 1672

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“Indian red.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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