rose madder

noun

1
2
a
: a pale rose pigment extracted from the madder plant
b
: a similar pigment made now usually from alizarin and hydrated alumina

called also alizarin crimson

compare madder lake sense 2b

Word History

First Known Use

1835, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of rose madder was in 1835

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“Rose madder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rose%20madder. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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