cadmium orange


Definition of cadmium orange

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

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First Known Use of cadmium orange

circa 1863, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Cadmium orange.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 11 December 2019.

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