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Indian red

noun
1.
earth of a yellowish-red color, found especially 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.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55
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British Dictionary definitions for Indian red

Indian red

noun
1.
a red pigment containing ferric oxide, used in paints and cosmetics and produced by oxidizing iron salts
2.
a type of red soil containing ferric oxide, found in S Asia and used as a pigment and metal polish
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