Almagra

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Almagra 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n almagra A fine deep-red ocher, with an admixture of purple, used in India for staining the person. It is also sometimes used as a paint, and for polishing silver and glass, under the name of Indian red.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Sp. almagra, almagre, fr. Ar. al,-maghrah, red clay or earth