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Syllabification: sang-de-boeuf
Pronunciation: /ˌsaNG də ˈbəf

Definition of sang-de-boeuf in English:


A deep red color, typically found on old Chinese porcelain.
Example sentences
  • 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.


French, literally 'ox blood'.

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