Indian red
noun Date: 1672 1. any of various usually dark red pigments consisting chiefly of iron oxide 2. a strong or moderate reddish brown

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  • Indian red — Indian In di*an (?; 277), a. [From India, and this fr. Indus, the name of a river in Asia, L. Indus, Gr. ?, OPers. Hindu, name of the land on the Indus, Skr. sindhu river, the Indus. Cf. {Hindu}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to India… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indian red — Red Red (r?d), n. 1. The color of blood, or of that part of the spectrum farthest from violet, or a tint resembling these. Celestial rosy red, love s proper hue. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. A red pigment. [1913 Webster] 3. (European Politics) An… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indian red — n. 1. a yellowish red ocher, orig. from an island in the Persian Gulf, used in early times as a pigment ☆ 2. an impure native iron oxide used by North American Indians as a reddish war paint, and by early American painters …   English World dictionary

  • Indian red — noun 1. a red pigment composed in part from ferric oxide which is often used in paints and cosmetics • Hypernyms: ↑pigment 2. a red soil containing ferric oxide; often used as a pigment • Hypernyms: ↑soil, ↑dirt 3. a reddish brown color… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Indian red — 1. noun a) Any of a variety of red or purple pigments containing ferric oxide, found in natural earth or made by chemical methods. b) The colour of Indian red pigment: a variety of dark, purplish reds. 2. adjective Having the colour of Indian red …   Wiktionary

  • Indian red — marso raudonasis statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Raudonas pigmentas, kurio pagrindinis komponentas Fe₂O₃. atitikmenys: angl. burnt sienna; Indian red; mars red; mineral red; Persian Gulf oxide; red earth; red ocher, US; red ochre, GB;… …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • Indian red — Almagra Al*ma gra, n. [Sp. almagra, almagre, fr. Ar. al maghrah red clay or earth.] A fine, deep red ocher, somewhat purplish, found in Spain. It is the {sil atticum} of the ancients. Under the name of {Indian red} it is used for polishing glass… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indian red — In′dian red′ n. 1) jew a yellowish red earth used chiefly as a pigment and metal polish 2) a yellowish red pigment prepared by oxidizing the salts of iron • Etymology: 1745–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • Indian red — /ɪndiən ˈrɛd/ (say indeeuhn red) noun 1. earth of a yellowish red colour, found especially in the Persian Gulf, which serves as a pigment and as a polish for gold and silver objects. 2. a pigment of that colour prepared by oxidising the salts of… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Indian red — 1. earth of a yellowish red color, found esp. in the Persian Gulf, that serves as a pigment and as a polish for gold and silver objects. 2. a pigment of that color prepared by oxidizing the salts of iron. [1745 55] * * * …   Universalium

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