Definition of Turkey red in English:

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Turkey red

Pronunciation: /ˈtəːki/

noun

[mass 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.
1.1Cotton 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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