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sang-de-boeuf Line breaks: sang-de-boeuf
Pronunciation: /ˌsɒ̃dəˈbəːf/

Definition of sang-de-boeuf in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A deep red colour, typically found on old Chinese porcelain: sang-de-boeuf is the deep red with which ancient Chinese porcelain is often coloured
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  • Chinese porcelain with a monochrome lustrous blood red glaze known as sang de boeuf was regularly acquired by Paris's marchands merciers for mounting, especially during the second half of the eighteenth century.

Origin

French, literally 'ox blood'.

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