cadmium red


Definition of cadmium red

1 : a pigment consisting of a mixture of cadmium sulfide, cadmium selenide, and often barium sulfate and varying in hue from light red to maroon

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First Known Use of cadmium red

1871, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Cadmium red.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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