pinkish

[ping-kish]
adjective
somewhat pink: The sky at sunset has a pinkish glow.

Origin:
1775–85; pink1 + -ish1

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pink1 (pɪŋk)
 
n
1.  any of a group of colours with a reddish hue that are of low to moderate saturation and can usually reflect or transmit a large amount of light; a pale reddish tint
2.  pink cloth or clothing: dressed in pink
3.  See also carnation any of various Old World plants of the caryophyllaceous genus Dianthus, such as D. plumarius (garden pink), cultivated for their fragrant flowers
4.  any of various plants of other genera, such as the moss pink
5.  the flower of any of these plants
6.  the highest or best degree, condition, etc (esp in the phrases in the pink of health, in the pink)
7.  a.  a huntsman's scarlet coat
 b.  a huntsman who wears a scarlet coat
 
adj
8.  of the colour pink
9.  informal (Brit) left-wing
10.  derogatory (US)
 a.  sympathetic to or influenced by Communism
 b.  leftist or radical, esp half-heartedly
11.  informal of or relating to homosexuals or homosexuality: the pink vote
12.  (of a huntsman's coat) scarlet or red
 
vb
13.  (intr) another word for knock
 
[C16 (the flower), C18 (the colour): perhaps a shortening of pinkeye]
 
'pinkish1
 
adj
 
'pinkness1
 
n
 
'pinky1
 
adj

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Example sentences
The thymus is of a pinkish-gray color, soft, and lobulated on its surfaces.
Our home used to be a pinkish-taupe, which was a horrible background for yellow- or chartreuse-leaved plants.
In the fresh state it is of a pinkish tinge at the pyloric end, and of a red or
  reddish-brown color over the rest of its surface.
Flowers are pinkish lavender, bluish lavender, or white.
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