rose madder


noun

a pigment derived from anthraquinone and hydrated oxide of aluminum, characterized chiefly by its reddish color and permanence: used in painting.Compare madder lake (def. 2).

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Origin of rose madder

First recorded in 1885–90
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Example sentences from the Web for rose madder

  • Athwart the western sky the after-glow of a drenched sunset lay like a wash of rose-madder.

    The Black Bag|Louis Joseph Vance
  • The blaze threw shifting dashes of carmine on her cheeks and heightened the rose-madder of her lips.

    The Portal of Dreams|Charles Neville Buck