Origin of Indian redfrom Indian (adjective) a yellowish-red ocher, originally from an island in the Persian Gulf, used in early times as a pigment
Origin of Indian red< Indian (adjective) an impure native iron oxide used by North American Indians as a reddish war paint, and by early American painters
Indian redIndian red
Origin of Indian redFrom the fact that earths containing the pigment are found in the East Indies
(plural Indian reds)
- Having the colour of Indian red pigment.