manganese violet

  1. a moderate to strong purple color.

  2. a pigment used in painting, consisting of manganese ammonium phosphate and characterized chiefly by its purple color and permanence in oils and tempera.

Origin of manganese violet

First recorded in 1900–05
  • Also called Nuremberg violet.

Words Nearby manganese violet Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use manganese violet in a sentence

  • This is, however, inferior in beauty to the manganese violet.

    The Ceramic Art | Jennie J. Young