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incarnadine

[in-kahr-nuh-dahyn, -din, -deen] /ɪnˈkɑr nəˌdaɪn, -dɪn, -ˌdin/
adjective
1.
blood-red; crimson.
2.
flesh-colored; pale pink.
noun
3.
an incarnadine color.
verb (used with object), incarnadined, incarnadining.
4.
to make incarnadine.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; < Middle French, feminine of incarnadin flesh-colored < Italian incarnatino, equivalent to incarnat(o) made flesh (see incarnate) + -ino -ine1; see carnation
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British Dictionary definitions for incarnadine

incarnadine

/ɪnˈkɑːnəˌdaɪn/
verb
1.
(transitive) to tinge or stain with red
adjective
2.
of a pinkish or reddish colour similar to that of flesh or blood
Word Origin
C16: from French incarnadin flesh-coloured, from Italian, from Late Latin incarnātus made flesh, incarnate
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Word Origin and History for incarnadine

1590s (adj.) "flesh-colored," from French incarnadine, from dialectal Italian incarnadino "flesh-color," from Late Latin incarnatio (see incarnation). The verb properly would mean "to make flesh colored," but the modern meaning "make red," and the entire survival of the verb, is traceable to "Macbeth" II ii. (1605). Its direct root might be the noun incarnadine "blood-red; flesh-color," though this is not attested until 1620s.

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