Turkey red

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Referring to a dye made using the root of the rubia plant; it originated in India or Turkey, and was brought to Europe in the 1740s.

Noun[edit]

Turkey red (uncountable)

  1. A vibrant red colour.
    Turkey red colour:    

Adjective[edit]

Turkey red (comparative more Turkey red, superlative most Turkey red)

  1. Of a vibrant red colour.

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