Indian yellow

noun

Definition of Indian yellow

  1. 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. 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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