incarnadine

incarnadine

[in-kahr-nuh-dahyn, -din, -deen]
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:
1585–95; < 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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incarnadine (ɪnˈkɑːnəˌdaɪn)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to tinge or stain with red
 
adj
2.  of a pinkish or reddish colour similar to that of flesh or blood
 
[C16: from French incarnadin flesh-coloured, from Italian, from Late Latin incarnātus made flesh, incarnate]

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incarnadine
1591 (adj.) "flesh-colored," from Fr. incarnadine, from It. incarnadino "flesh-color," from L.L. 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).
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