- any of several yellow pigments in shades from lemon to deep orange, composed chiefly of chromates of lead, barium, or zinc.
Origin of chrome yellow
First recorded in 1810–20
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Examples from the Web for chrome yellow
The great spreading lip has a gamboge throat fading to chrome-yellow, intersected with lines of bright crimson.The Woodlands Orchids
Baghdad is altogether built of chrome-yellow kiln-dried bricks.Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan, Volume I (of 2)
Isabella L. Bird
Some of the insoluble chromates are used as pigments; chromate of lead or chrome-yellow is the most important.A Textbook of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines.
Cornelius Beringer and John Jacob Beringer
They are a terrestrial species, and the colors are a beautiful combination of flame-red with chrome-yellow.In Indian Mexico (1908)
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
- any yellow pigment consisting of lead chromate mixed with lead sulphate
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