cadmium orange

noun

1
: an orange-hued cadmium-yellow pigment
2
: a strong orange that is yellower, lighter, and stronger than pumpkin, redder, stronger, and slightly darker than cadmium yellow, and yellower, lighter, and stronger than mandarin orange

called also marigold

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1863, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of cadmium orange was circa 1863

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“Cadmium orange.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cadmium%20orange. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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