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Turkey red

Syllabification: Tur·key red

Definition of Turkey red in English:

noun

1A scarlet textile dye obtained from madder or alizarin.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • The diagonal chain effect is produced by squares of Turkey red fabric, which, unusually, are of a monochrome printed design.

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