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1672 pigment, c. 1810–27 colour and adjective. Indian + red, the pigment originally being an earth obtained from the East Indies.

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Indian red (plural Indian reds)

  1. Any of a variety of red or purple pigments containing ferric oxide, found in natural earth or made by chemical methods.
  2. The colour of Indian red pigment: a variety of dark, purplish reds.

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Indian red

  1. Having the colour of Indian red pigment.

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2007, Nancy Cox and Karin Dannehl, Dictionary of Traded Goods and Commodities, 1550-1820, University of Wolverhampton.[1]

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