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Definition of the noun alizarin crimson
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- any of various acid dyes; used for dyeing wool scarlet red
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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by Jeremy Galton
The colors on this palette are, from right to left: titanium white, French ultramarine, cobalt blue, viridian, lemon yellow, cadmium yellow, yellow ocher, burnt umber, cadmium red, alizarin crimson and Payne's gray. The same colors, minus the ...
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