[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.

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

Examples from the Web for aureolin

Historical Examples of aureolin

  • With this and Aureolin a series of beautiful foliage tints may be formed, sparkling with sunshine, as it were.

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

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

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

  • Of these colours, Aureolin is the most expensive, but it is a very beautiful colour, and has the advantage of being permanent.