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old rose

rose color with a purplish or grayish cast.
Origin of old rose
First recorded in 1880-85
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old-rose, adjective Unabridged
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  • She was the old rose again; the Rose whom Galbraith would have recognized.

    The Real Adventure Henry Kitchell Webster
  • 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
  • Through the window the sunshine on the row of houses opposite paled their red bricks to the purplish tint of old rose petals.

    The Narrow House Evelyn Scott
  • He had asked her to meet him in the old rose garden when she came out.

    The Sins of the Father Thomas Dixon
  • Lillian looked charming in a train gown of old rose, with a low, square neck showing a delicate chemisette of fine lace.

    The Financier Theodore Dreiser
  • He walked to the door with his heart full of kindness for old rose.

    Birthright T.S. Stribling
  • I hope we get uniforms soon, because if we dont, Ill be going about clad in my old rose comforter and some summer underclothes.

    Conscript 2989 Irving Crump
  • 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
  • old rose now came hurrying in with the coffee, its fragrant aroma filled the room.

    East Angels Constance Fenimore Woolson
  • 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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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