Naples yellow

noun

1
a
: 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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“Naples yellow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Naples%20yellow. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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