a delicate purplish pink.

Origin of peachblow

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30; peach1 + blow3 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for peach-blow

Historical Examples of peach-blow

  • It keeps the peach-blow humanity from competing with the earthenware, to the disadvantage of the latter.

    Toppleton's Client

    John Kendrick Bangs

  • That combination of sky-blue and peach-blow was always a favorite with your aunt,—French taste, she called it.

    The Storm Centre

    Charles Egbert Craddock

  • She had on an elaborate tea-gown in peach-blow silk and lace that sat on her dejectedly.


    George Madden Martin

  • Mrs. Neifkins, too, came up to expectations in her peach-blow satin.

  • Mrs. Myron Neifkins, too, if report could be believed, was to be gowned in peach-blow satin worked in French knots.

British Dictionary definitions for peach-blow



  1. a delicate purplish-pink colour
  2. (as adjective)a peach-blow vase
a glaze of this colour on Oriental porcelain

Word Origin for peach-blow

C19: from peach 1 + blow ³
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