Turkey red


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Turkey red

n.
A brilliant red.

[From its use in cotton cloth manufactured in Turkey.]
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Turkey red

n
1. (Colours)
a. a moderate or bright red colour
b. (as adjective): a Turkey-red fabric.
2. (Textiles) a cotton fabric of a bright red colour
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Tur′key red′


n.
1. a bright red produced in fabrics by madder, alizarin, or synthetic dyes.
2. cotton cloth of this color.
[1780–90]
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Noun1.Turkey red - a bright orange-red color produced in cotton cloth with alizarine dyeTurkey red - a bright orange-red color produced in cotton cloth with alizarine dye
red, redness - red color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of blood
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