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[aw-ree-uh-lin, uh-ree-] /ɔˈri ə lɪn, əˈri-/
a pigment used in painting, consisting of potassium cobaltinitrite and characterized by its brilliant yellow hue, transparency, and permanence.
Also called cobalt yellow.
Origin of aureolin
1875-80; < Latin aureol(us) golden, of gold (see aureole) + -in2
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[aw-ree-uh-lin, -lahyn, uh-ree-] /ɔˈri ə lɪn, -ˌlaɪn, əˈri-/ (Show IPA),
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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • With this and aureolin a series of beautiful foliage tints may be formed, sparkling with sunshine, as it were.

    Field's Chromatography George Field
  • To our knowledge, aureolin is quite uninjured by the severest tests to which a pigment can be subjected.

    Field's Chromatography George Field
  • For mural decoration, aureolin is admirably adapted, but it cannot be used in enamel, the colour being destroyed by great heat.

    Field's Chromatography George Field
  • With French blue it affords a beautiful sea green; and, mixed with aureolin, gives fine foliage tints.

    Field's Chromatography George Field
  • Of these colours, aureolin is the most expensive, but it is a very beautiful colour, and has the advantage of being permanent.

  • Rose madder mixed with violet lake, and a touch of aureolin and Italian pink might do it!

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