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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.
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Origin of manganese violet

First recorded in 1900–05
Also called Nuremberg violet.
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