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[peech-bloh] /ˈpitʃˌbloʊ/
a delicate purplish pink.
Origin of peachblow
An Americanism dating back to 1820-30; peach1 + blow3 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It keeps the peach-blow humanity from competing with the earthenware, to the disadvantage of the latter.

    Toppleton's Client John Kendrick Bangs
  • That combination of sky-blue and peach-blow was always a favorite with your aunt,—French taste, she called it.

    The Storm Centre Charles Egbert Craddock
  • She had on an elaborate tea-gown in peach-blow silk and lace that sat on her dejectedly.

    Selina George Madden Martin
  • Mrs. Neifkins, too, came up to expectations in her peach-blow satin.

    The Fighting Shepherdess

    Caroline Lockhart
  • Mrs. Myron Neifkins, too, if report could be believed, was to be gowned in peach-blow satin worked in French knots.

    The Fighting Shepherdess

    Caroline Lockhart
  • As previously stated, a peach-blow color forms a good ground for vermilion.

    Practical Carriage and Wagon Painting

    Mayton Clarence Hillick
British Dictionary definitions for peach-blow


  1. a delicate purplish-pink colour
  2. (as adjective): a peach-blow vase
a glaze of this colour on Oriental porcelain
Word Origin
C19: from peach1 + blow³
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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