chrome yellow

noun

Definition of chrome yellow 

: a yellow pigment consisting essentially of neutral lead chromate PbCrO4

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These synthetic chrome yellows are still in circulation and are used in the yellow for school busses, said Mr. Vanmeert, but in more stable forms. Nina Siegal, New York Times, "Van Gogh’s Yellow ‘Sunflowers’ Could Start to Turn Olive Green," 1 June 2018 Rooftops, pennants, pediments, columns, and banners, in flaming shades of magenta, vermilion, chrome yellow, and aqua, as if King Arthur’s Court and Ringling Brothers joined forces and spent too much time in the sun. Alexandra Lange, Curbed, "Lessons from LA’s 1984 Summer Olympics," 17 May 2018 The colors are what everyone remembers: magenta, as previously seen in Mexico City, plus vermilion, aqua and chrome yellow. Alexandra Lange, Curbed, "Lessons from LA’s 1984 Summer Olympics," 17 May 2018

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1819, in the meaning defined above

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chrome yellow

noun

Medical Definition of chrome yellow 

: a yellow pigment consisting essentially of neutral lead chromate PbCrO4

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