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old rose

rose color with a purplish or grayish cast.
Origin of old rose
First recorded in 1880-85
Related forms
old-rose, adjective Unabridged
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  • The tapestries in these rooms are all old and charming in color, of old rose and pink.

    In Chteau Land

    Anne Hollingsworth Wharton
  • I wonder if she would like an old rose garden or if she would be satisfied with any old garden?

    Wanted: A Cook Alan Dale
  • "You must come yourself this evening, you dear old rose," said Lucilla.

    Miss Marjoribanks Mrs (Margaret) Oliphant
  • All right—and then I'll show you the old rose garden the other side of the house.

    The Sins of the Father

    Thomas Dixon
  • He had asked her to meet him in the old rose garden when she came out.

    The Sins of the Father

    Thomas Dixon
  • She sank upon a settle of gold and old rose and motioned him to her side.

    What Will People Say? Rupert Hughes
  • He walked to the door with his heart full of kindness for old rose.

    Birthright T.S. Stribling
  • She was the old rose again; the Rose whom Galbraith would have recognized.

    The Real Adventure

    Henry Kitchell Webster
  • He has no wish to secure strong effects but delights in soft, faded tints; old rose and turquoise morte.

    The Venetian School of Painting

    Evelyn March Phillipps
  • I throw these old leaves into the elixir vitae of sweet memory, as Dr. Heidegger that old rose into his wonderful crystal water.

    The Book-Bills of Narcissus Le Gallienne, Richard
British Dictionary definitions for old rose

old rose

  1. a greyish-pink colour
  2. (as adjective): old-rose gloves
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