One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A bright lemon-yellow colour characteristic of some uranium compounds; frequently attributive.
2A yellow uranium-containing compound or pigment; specifically sodium diuranate, Na₂U₂O₇·6H₂O, 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.
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