Meaning of NAPLES YELLOW in English



1. usually capitalized N

a. : a poisonous pigment consisting essentially of a basic lead antimonate used as an enamel color and in oil painting — called also antimony yellow

b. : any of several yellow pigments (as a mixture of chrome yellow and zinc white) substituted for Naples yellow

2. often capitalized N : a pale to grayish yellow that is redder and stronger than wine yellow and slightly redder than cream buff — called also Nankeen, Nankin, Neapolitan Yellow

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