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Naples yellow

noun
1.
a poisonous pigment used in painting and enameling, consisting chiefly of lead antimoniate and characterized by its fugitive yellow color, rapid drying rate, and strong film-forming properties.
Also called antimony yellow.
Origin
1730-1740
1730-40; so called because originally manufactured in Naples, Italy
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British Dictionary definitions for naples-yellow

Naples yellow

noun
1.
a yellow pigment, used by artists; lead antimonate
2.
a similar pigment consisting of a mixture of zinc oxide with yellow colouring matter
3.
the colour of either of these pigments
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