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local color

noun
1.
distinctive, sometimes picturesque characteristics or peculiarities of a place or period as represented in literature or drama, or as observed in reality.
2.
Fine Arts. the natural color of a particular object as it appears in normal light.
Origin of local color
1715-1725
1715-25
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