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An iron oxide used as a paint and cosmetic pigment.
[From the fact that earths containing the pigment are found in the East Indies.]
1. (Dyeing) a red pigment containing ferric oxide, used in paints and cosmetics and produced by oxidizing iron salts
2. (Geological Science) a type of red soil containing ferric oxide, found in S Asia and used as a pigment and metal polish
1. a yellowish red earth used chiefly as a pigment and metal polish.
2. a yellowish red pigment prepared by oxidizing the salts of iron.
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|Noun||1.||Indian red - a red pigment composed in part from ferric oxide which is often used in paints and cosmetics|
pigment - dry coloring material (especially a powder to be mixed with a liquid to produce paint, etc.)
|2.||Indian red - a red soil containing ferric oxide; often used as a pigment|
|3.||Indian red - a reddish-brown color resembling the red soil used as body paint by American Indians|