rose madder


Definition of rose madder

2a : 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

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First Known Use of rose madder

1835, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Rose madder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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