Indian yellow


Definition of Indian yellow

1 : a yellow coloring matter: such as
a : a pigment made from the evaporated urine of cows fed on mango leaves

called also piuri

c : a brilliant yellow pigment made from Naphthol Yellow S and used in coatings for paper and in distemper colors
2 or indian yellow : a moderate to strong orange yellow that is slightly lighter than Dutch orange

called also purree, snowshoe

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“Indian yellow.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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