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Alizarin crimson

Definition of the noun alizarin crimson

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noun

  1. any of various acid dyes; used for dyeing wool scarlet red

Explanation

Alizarin crimson is a red color that is biased slightly more towards purple than towards orange on the color wheel. It is named after the organic dye alizarin, found in the madder plant, and the related synthetic lake pigment Alizarin Crimson.

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Google previewPigment Compendium: A Dictionary of Historical Pigments (2007)

by Nicholas Eastaugh, Valentine Walsh, Tracey Chaplin, Ruth Siddall

ALIZARIN CRIMSON Red Synonym, variant or common name Synonym for, or shade variant of, an alizarin lake. Mayer (1991) also notes a variety of this pigment called 'golden alizarin crimson'.

Google previewArchitect's Illustrated Pocket Dictionary (2012)

by Nikolas Davies, Erkki Jokiniemi

After 1868 it has been manufactured artificially from anthraquinone, a coal tar derivative, and is known variously as alizarin crimson, alizarin lake, alizarin red, alizarin scarlet, or in brown form as madder brown, brown ...

Google previewDictionary of Drawing (1983)

by Arthur Zaidenberg

Alizarin Crimson. Alizarin crimson ...

Google previewFlip Dictionary (2002)

by Barbara Kipfer

RED alizarin crimson coral-pink murrey alpenglow cranberry old rose annatto crimson orange-red beet red crimson lake oxblood blood red damask paprika bois de rose dark red peach bougainvillea deep red Persian red Bourdeaux faded rose pinkish red brick red fire-engine red ponceau bright red fuchsia poppy brownish red garnet Prussian red cadmium red geranium puce cardinal grenadine purple-red carioca gules rhodamine carmine Indian red rose madder carnelian iron red ...

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