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c.1300, from rose (n.1) + red (adj.1).

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  • Then she called out: "Snow-white and rose-red, come out; the bear will do you no harm; he is a good, honest creature."

    The Fairy Ring Various
  • In the rose-red of her fair face he read, ecstatically, his answer.

    The Genius Margaret Horton Potter
  • When Prosper Alpinus was in Egypt the rose-red nitrum cost twice as much as the white.

  • It communicates in glazings a variety of tints, from rose-red to violet.

    Field's Chromatography George Field
  • There is a quaint bed painted a pale gray, with rose-red taffeta coverlet.

    The House in Good Taste Elsie de Wolfe
  • Towards evening we passed a ruined kasbah, rose-red in the sunset.

  • She had two children who were like the two rose-trees, and one was called Snow-white, and the other rose-red.

    Grimms' Fairy Tales The Brothers Grimm
  • Some time after that Snow-white and rose-red went to catch a dish of fish.

    Children's Literature Charles Madison Curry
  • One is lying beside his wares, in an azure jacket and a rose-red sash, twanging a "gunbri," or little Arab mandolin.

    Alas! Rhoda Broughton
  • Dove said nothing, but laid her hand against his rose-red cheek.

    Miss Primrose Roy Rolfe Gilson

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