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[ping-kuh n] /ˈpɪŋ kən/
verb (used without object)
to grow or turn pink.
Origin of pinken
First recorded in 1885-90; pink1 + -en1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It did finally, and with it, when the approaching sun began to pinken the eastern sky, sleep for my tormented sister.

    The Fifth Wheel Olive Higgins Prouty
  • This is where the fisherfolk live who go out in their stubby boats, called "pinken," to fish in the North Sea.

    Our Little Dutch Cousin Blanche McManus

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