rubens' madder

noun

ru·​bens' madder
ˈrübə̇nz(ə̇z)-
often capitalized R
: a dark reddish orange that is less strong and very slightly redder and lighter than average lacquer red and redder, stronger, and slightly lighter than burnt sienna

Word History

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rubens' madder was in 1850

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“Rubens' madder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rubens%27%20madder. Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

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