Indian yellow

noun

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

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!

History and Etymology for Indian yellow

Indian entry 2 1

Learn More About Indian yellow

Dictionary Entries Near Indian yellow

Indian wrestling

Indian yellow

India oilstone

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for Indian yellow

Cite this Entry

“Indian yellow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Indian%20yellow. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!