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ground color

noun
1.
Also called ground coat. a primary coat of paint; priming; base coat.
2.
the background color, as of a painting or decoration.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15
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Examples from the web for ground color
  • Back brownish with noticeable streaks and pinkish ground color.
  • ground color is light to dark brown or gray, sometimes with a slightly yellowish or reddish tone.
  • ground color may vary from light brown to dark green.
  • The ground color can vary from dull gray or tan to bright brick red or pink.
  • The typically dark ground color is usually similar to the substrate of the habitat occupied.
  • The ground color is light to dark brown or gray, sometimes with a slightly yellowish or redd ish tone.
  • The ground color o f the carapace is olive to light greenish-brown.
  • The typical fritillary pattern is still visible, but indistinct because of the dark ground color.
  • Its dorsal ground color and spotting patterns provide excellent camouflage.
  • Eggs are ground color white, creamy white or pinkish white.

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