Naples yellow

noun

Definition of Naples yellow

  1. 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. 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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