Indian yellow


noun

Also called purree, snowshoe. an orange-yellow color.
Painting.
  1. Also called purree.a yellow pigment formerly derived from the urine of cows fed on mango leaves.
  2. a pigment derived from coal tar, characterized chiefly by its yellow color and permanence.

Origin of Indian yellow

First recorded in 1865–70
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