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Nuremberg violet

noun

manganese violet

noun
1.
a moderate to strong purple color.
2.
a pigment used in painting, consisting of manganese ammonium phosphate and characterized chiefly by its purple color and permanence in oils and tempera.
Also called Nuremberg violet.
Origin of manganese violet
1900-1905
1900-05
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