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Turkey red

noun
1.
a bright red produced in fabrics by madder, alizarin, or synthetic dyes.
2.
cotton cloth of this color.
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90
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British Dictionary definitions for Turkey red

Turkey red

noun
1.
  1. a moderate or bright red colour
  2. (as adjective): a Turkey-red fabric
2.
a cotton fabric of a bright red colour
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