Definition of Turkey red in English:

Turkey red

Syllabification: Tur·key red

noun

  • 1A scarlet textile dye obtained from madder or alizarin.
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    • It was mined in ancient Greece and then sold to the Turks who used it to make a beautiful red dye known as Turkey red.
    • They sent their fabric to Turkey red specialists to be dyed.
  • 1.1The color of Turkey red textile dye.
  • 1.2Cotton cloth dyed with Turkey red, popular in the 19th century.
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    • The diagonal chain effect is produced by squares of Turkey red fabric, which, unusually, are of a monochrome printed design.

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