- a vivid red to reddish-orange color.
- having the color ponceau.
Origin of ponceau
1825–35; < French (compare Old French pouncel poppy), perhaps diminutive of paon peacock < Latin pāvōn- (stem of pāvō)
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Examples from the Web for ponceau
According to the brand of azo red which is used, either scarlet or ponceau is obtained.The Practical Ostrich Feather Dyer
To make the colour turn on the ponceau or poppy, a little turmeric is added to the bath.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
But still, if that miserable Pingo or Ponceau—I never know what his name is—was only agreeable.The Flower Girl of The Chteau d'Eau, v.1 (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume XV)
Charles Paul de Kock