cadmium red


a pigment used in painting, consisting of the sulfide and the selinide of cadmium, characterized by its strong red or reddish color, excellent film-forming properties, and slow drying rate.

Nearby words

  1. cadmium,
  2. cadmium bronze,
  3. cadmium cell,
  4. cadmium green,
  5. cadmium orange,
  6. cadmium sulfate,
  7. cadmium sulfide,
  8. cadmium sulphide,
  9. cadmium yellow,
  10. cadmus

Origin of cadmium red

First recorded in 1885–90 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019