- Any of a variety of red or purple pigments containing ferric oxide, found in natural earth or made by chemical methods.
- 1938, Norman Lindsay, Age of Consent, Sydney: Ure Smith, published 1962, page 98:
- Bradly paid no attention to either intrusion on his meditations, which at that moment were deeply concerned with adding Payne's grey to a combination of cobalt and Indian red for keying down his palette in the treatment of light reflected on water.
- The colour of Indian red pigment: a variety of dark, purplish reds.
- Having the colour of Indian red pigment.
- For quotations using this term, see Citations:Indian red.
- (reds) red; blood red, brick red, burgundy, cardinal, carmine, carnation, cerise, cherry, cherry red, Chinese red, cinnabar, claret, crimson, damask, fire brick, fire engine red, flame, flamingo, fuchsia, garnet, geranium, gules, hot pink, incarnadine, Indian red, magenta, maroon, misty rose, nacarat, oxblood, pillar-box red, pink, Pompeian red, poppy, raspberry, red violet, rose, rouge, ruby, ruddy, salmon, sanguine, scarlet, shocking pink, stammel, strawberry, Turkey red, Venetian red, vermillion, vinaceous, vinous, violet red, wine (Category: en:Reds)
2007, Nancy Cox and Karin Dannehl, Dictionary of Traded Goods and Commodities, 1550-1820, University of Wolverhampton.