Purée (French, »mash«), finely chopped and sieved meat, vegetables etc.


Purée (Indian Yellow), a yellow pigment of unknown provenance, which entered trade from India and China, perhaps also from Arabia. It forms fist-sized, spherical and soft lumps, brownish on the outside, glossy yellow inside, with a strong odor reminiscent of urine, musk or castoreum. Purée is only partially soluble in water and alcohol and consists essentially of the magnesia salt of euranthinic acid. Purée is used as a yellow die.

Source: Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon, 6. Auflage 1905–1909

Indian Yellow