Naples yellow

noun

Definition of Naples yellow 

1a : a poisonous pigment consisting essentially of a basic lead antimonate used as an enamel color and in oil painting

called also antimony yellow

b : any of several yellow pigments (as a mixture of chrome yellow and zinc white) substituted for Naples yellow

2 or naples yellow : a pale to grayish yellow that is redder and stronger than wine yellow and slightly redder than cream buff

called also Nankeen, Nankin, Neapolitan yellow

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