Naples yellow

  1. a poisonous pigment used in painting and enameling, consisting chiefly of lead antimoniate and characterized by its fugitive yellow color, rapid drying rate, and strong film-forming properties.

Origin of Naples yellow

1730–40; so called because originally manufactured in Naples, Italy
  • Also called antimony yellow.

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British Dictionary definitions for Naples yellow

Naples yellow

  1. a yellow pigment, used by artists; lead antimonate

  2. a similar pigment consisting of a mixture of zinc oxide with yellow colouring matter

  1. the colour of either of these pigments

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