Indian yellow

  1. Also called purree, snowshoe. an orange-yellow color.

  2. Painting.

    • Also called purree. a yellow pigment formerly derived from the urine of cows fed on mango leaves.

    • a pigment derived from coal tar, characterized chiefly by its yellow color and permanence.

Origin of Indian yellow

First recorded in 1865–70

Words Nearby Indian yellow Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024