- Also called ground coat. a primary coat of paint; priming; base coat.
- the background color, as of a painting or decoration.
Origin of ground color
First recorded in 1605–15
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Examples from the Web for ground color
The ribs are white, and the ground-color of the shell is dark brownish-red.The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide
Augusta Foote Arnold
The ground-color is pale reddish-orange, with the border black.
There is much variety in the ground-color of the wings on the under side.
There are three rows of transverse spots paler than the ground-color.
It is much darker in ground-color than any of its congeners.