rubens' madder

noun, often capitalized R
ru·​bens' madder | \ ˈrübə̇nz(ə̇z)- \

Definition of rubens' madder

: 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

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First Known Use of rubens' madder

1850, in the meaning defined above

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“Rubens' madder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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