Definition of peach-bloom in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpēCHˌblo͞om/


1A matte glaze of reddish pink, mottled with green and brown, used on fine Chinese porcelain since around 1700.
1.1A delicate purplish-pink color.
Example sentences
  • The author exclaimed: ‘Alas for the little boy whose blond curls and peach-bloom complexion tempt his mother to pamper her own vanity by making a doll of him.’


Early 19th century: applied to the porcelain glaze from the 1880s.

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Syllabification: peach-bloom

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