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shell pink

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noun
  1. delicate whitish to yellow pink.

Origin of shell pink

First recorded in 1885–90
Related formsshell-pink, adjective
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Examples from the Web for shell pink

Historical Examples

  • He did not look at her, but he knew that a shell-pink wave had washed into the wan face.

    Oh, You Tex!

    William Macleod Raine

  • The pedestal was of shell-pink marble, carved in delicate bas-relief.

    Fairfax and His Pride

    Marie Van Vorst

  • A shell-pink tinge crept into the milky skin of the Irish girl.

    The Yukon Trail</p>

    William MacLeod Raine

  • Arrayed in a shell-pink kimono, she was having her nails manicured.

  • It is very lovely in this shell-pink light of early morning, it could not have looked lovelier when Sir Walter estimated it.


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