cadmium yellow

noun

Definition of cadmium yellow

  1. 1 :  a pigment consisting of cadmium sulfide and barium sulfate with or without zinc sulfide and varying in hue from lemon yellow to orange —called also cadmium orange

  2. 2 :  a strong orange that is yellower and paler than pumpkin, yellower, less strong, and slightly lighter than cadmium orange and yellower and paler than mandarin orange —called also aurora yellow, daffodil yellow, nasturtium yellow, orient yellow, radiant yellow

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1843

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1843


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