alizarin crimson

noun

Definition of alizarin crimson

: rose madder sense 2b Orr often primes her canvases with lead white, which she says creates a luminosity underneath the paint. She uses small sable brushes and a palette that includes titanium white, … alizarin crimson, … and yellow ochre.— M. Stephen Doherty, American Artist, December 1992

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First Known Use of alizarin crimson

1893, in the meaning defined above

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“Alizarin crimson.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alizarin%20crimson. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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