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Turkey red

a bright red produced in fabrics by madder, alizarin, or synthetic dyes.
cotton cloth of this color.
Origin of Turkey red
First recorded in 1780-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He opened the trade room and selected three bolts of Turkey red cloth, a few knives, two cases of tobacco, and a fine small ax.

  • Swift in the path their majesties would tread The showman flung green baize and Turkey red.

    King Cole John Masefield
  • Her eyes look as if they'd been bound in Turkey red; and I tell her she'll be blind soon as well as her father; but, laws!

    Medoline Selwyn's Work Mrs. J. J. Colter
British Dictionary definitions for Turkey red

Turkey red

  1. a moderate or bright red colour
  2. (as adjective): a Turkey-red fabric
a cotton fabric of a bright red colour
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