Meaning of uranium yellow in English:

uranium yellow


  • 1A bright lemon-yellow colour characteristic of some uranium compounds; frequently attributive.

  • 2A yellow uranium-containing compound or pigment; specifically sodium diuranate, Na₂ U₂ O₇ ·6H₂ O, formed as a precipitate by adding sodium hydroxide to a solution of uranyl sulphate and formerly used in making yellow glass.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Chemical Gazette.