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- n. A red colouring matter obtained from the safflower, Carthamus tinctorius.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A red coloring matter obtained from the safflower, or Carthamus tinctorius.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A preparation from safflower, Carthamus tinctorius.
-- A round pot containing a porcelain disk, covered with about 6 grammes of a bright red paste, which is a mixture of carthamin or safflower with talc.
The red, or carthamin, furnishes a pigment of exquisite beauty, marked by richness, transparency, and free working.