peachblow

[ peech-bloh ]
/ ˈpitʃˌbloʊ /

noun

a delicate purplish pink.

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Origin of peachblow

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30; peach1 + blow3
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British Dictionary definitions for peachblow

peach-blow

noun

  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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