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chrome yellow

  1. any of several yellow pigments in shades from lemon to deep orange, composed chiefly of chromates of lead, barium, or zinc.
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Origin of chrome yellow

First recorded in 1810–20
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Historical Examples of chrome yellow

  • The great spreading lip has a gamboge throat fading to chrome-yellow, intersected with lines of bright crimson.

    The Woodlands Orchids

    Frederick Boyle

  • Baghdad is altogether built of chrome-yellow kiln-dried bricks.

  • Some of the insoluble chromates are used as pigments; chromate of lead or chrome-yellow is the most important.

  • They are a terrestrial species, and the colors are a beautiful combination of flame-red with chrome-yellow.

  • Before the year 2400 we shall have a chrome-yellow president and a black-and-tan secretary of the treasury.

    The Stillwater Tragedy

    Thomas Bailey Aldrich

British Dictionary definitions for chrome yellow

chrome yellow

  1. any yellow pigment consisting of lead chromate mixed with lead sulphate
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