earth of a yellowish-red color, found especially in the Persian Gulf, that serves as a pigment and as a polish for gold and silver objects.
a pigment of that color prepared by oxidizing the salts of iron.
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How to use Indian red in a sentence
String a large Indian-red bead on each end and tie a knot to keep it from falling off.The Child's Rainy Day Book | Mary White
The boy's complexion ran through the palette, and subsided from a dull Indian-red to a sickly Nile-green.The Whole Family | William Dean Howells, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Mary Heaton
The prevailing color is ruddy Indian-red, relieved by deep blue and black, while brighter tints show here and there.Idolatry | Julian Hawthorne
Mr Rokens flushed a deep Indian-red, and his nose assumed a warm blue colour instantly.The Red Eric | R.M. Ballantyne
The dark-skinned captain became Indian-red in the face from suppressed laughter.The Battery and the Boiler | R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for Indian red
a red pigment containing ferric oxide, used in paints and cosmetics and produced by oxidizing iron salts
a type of red soil containing ferric oxide, found in S Asia and used as a pigment and metal polish
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