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brick red

yellowish or brownish red.
Origin of brick red
First recorded in 1800-10
Related forms
brick-red, adjective Unabridged
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Historical Examples
  • The woodwork was painted a dusty, brick red with mineral paint.

    Nan Sherwood at Pine Camp Annie Roe Carr
  • As he got up his face was brick red, and I almost thought he'd have a fit.

  • Lamb is pink and contains only small amounts of fat, while mutton is brick red and usually has considerable firm white fat.

    Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 3 Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
  • They were a hard-bitten lot, burned to a brick red by the untempered sun of the Rockies.

    The Highgrader William MacLeod Raine
  • It is only known as yet in the larval or Leptus state, when it is of the form indicated in the cut, and brick red in color.

    Our Common Insects Alpheus Spring Packard
  • It is evidently the larva of a distinct genus from the other form, having enormous maxillæ and a broad body; it is also brick red.

    Our Common Insects Alpheus Spring Packard
  • From without it resembled a mound of clay with a few white logs, half imbedded, shining against the brick red.

  • Mohuns face turned a brick red and his lips drew back from his protruding upper teeth as though in a snarl.

  • Scaffolding had been erected against its walls and their cerulean expanse was being rapidly hidden beneath a coating of brick red.

    The Fifth Ace

    Douglas Grant
  • The process is repeated daily for about two weeks, or until the thread assumes a brick red color.

British Dictionary definitions for brick red

brick red

noun, adjective
  1. a reddish-brown colour
  2. (as adjective): a brick-red carpet
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