Indian red

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.
a pigment of that color prepared by oxidizing the salts of iron.

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Indian red
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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