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  1. a vivid red to reddish-orange color.
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  1. having the color ponceau.
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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

Historical Examples

  • According to the brand of azo red which is used, either scarlet or ponceau is obtained.

    The Practical Ostrich Feather Dyer

    Alexander Paul

  • To make the colour turn on the ponceau or poppy, a little turmeric is added to the bath.

  • But still, if that miserable Pingo or Ponceau—I never know what his name is—was only agreeable.