Definition of carthamus red
: a vivid red that is yellower, lighter, and slightly stronger than apple red, yellower, lighter, and stronger than carmine, and lighter, stronger, and slightly bluer than scarlet —called also artillery, leaf red, Lincoln red, Portuguese red, rose Carthame, rouge vegetal, safflor, safflower red, vegetable red, vegetable rouge
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