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 b : cobalt yellow 1 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
Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.
Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:
- More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
Origin and Etymology of indian yellow
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up Indian yellow? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).