Indian yellow

Indian yellow

noun
1.
Also called purree, snowshoe. an orange-yellow color.
2.
Painting.
a.
Also called purree. a yellow pigment formerly derived from the urine of cows fed on mango leaves.
b.
a pigment derived from coal tar, characterized chiefly by its yellow color and permanence.

Origin:
1865–70

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