[aw-ree-uh-lin, uh-ree-]


a pigment used in painting, consisting of potassium cobaltinitrite and characterized by its brilliant yellow hue, transparency, and permanence.

Nearby words

  1. aurelius,
  2. aurelius, marcus,
  3. aurene glass,
  4. aureola,
  5. aureole,
  6. aureomycin,
  7. aureus,
  8. auri-,
  9. auric,
  10. auricle

Origin of aureolin

1875–80; < Latin aureol(us) golden, of gold (see aureole) + -in2

Also called cobalt yellow.

Related formsau·re·o·line [aw-ree-uh-lin, -lahyn, uh-ree-] /ɔˈri ə lɪn, -ˌlaɪn, əˈri-/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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