[ peech-bloh ]

  1. a delicate purplish pink.

Origin of peachblow

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30; peach1 + blow3

Words Nearby peachblow Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use peachblow in a sentence

  • Her eyes were dreamily bright, her cheeks genuine peachblow, her expression a happy one, tinged with reminiscence.

    The Four Million | O. Henry
  • She wore an imported gown of peachblow satin that must have been a considerable item of expense to her doting father.

    Marjorie Dean | Pauline Lester
  • In one corner was a tall Chinese cabinet topped by two exquisite peachblow vases.

  • Among them was this tea set, those two peachblow vases, and that print on the east wall.

  • peachblow the while was petulantly taking the color out of a canvas that was a false alarm.

British Dictionary definitions for peach-blow


    • a delicate purplish-pink colour

    • (as adjective): a peach-blow vase

  1. a glaze of this colour on Oriental porcelain

Origin of peach-blow

C19: from peach 1 + blow ³

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