Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A deep red ochre found in Spain; Indian red.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A fine, deep red ocher, somewhat purplish, found in Spain. It is the sil atticum of the ancients. Under the name of Indian red it is used for polishing glass and silver.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A fine deep-red ocher, with an admixture of purple, used in India for staining the person.

Etymologies

Spanish almagra, almagre, from Arabic red clay or earth. (Wiktionary)

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