Definition of Indian red in English:

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Indian red

Pronunciation: /ˈindēən red/


A red ferric oxide pigment made typically by roasting ferrous salts.
Example sentences
  • Hartley favored a range of reds throughout his work, and many of the still-life arrangements are set against a ground of dark sienna or Indian red verging on black.
  • Iron oxides of varying composition (i.e., Spanish red, Indian red and Venetian red), cadmium selenide and select organic toluidines are the most popular red pigments.
  • The base colours yellow and Indian red are prepared from soft laterite while blue is made from the juice of indigo leaves and black from lamp-black.

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Syllabification: In·di·an red

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