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rose madder

noun
1.
a pigment derived from anthraquinone and hydrated oxide of aluminum, characterized chiefly by its reddish color and permanence: used in painting.
Compare madder lake (def 2).
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90
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  • Its walls are covered with a wobbly grid of large tiles: yellow, viridian, mauve-flecked with rose madder.

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