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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
1900-1905
1900-05
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