Indian redIndian red
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
An iron oxide used as a paint and cosmetic pigment.
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.