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salmon pink

salmon (defs 4, 5).
Origin of salmon pink
1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • From the railroad station, the complex appeared like a "salmon-pink birthday cake in the shape of a walled fortress."

    The Haciendas of Mexico Paul Alexander Bartlett
  • Madame Halphin, salmon-pink, centre yellowish, large and full.

    The Book of Roses Francis Parkman
  • I got her a red dress, a red hat, a salmon-pink waist, and handkerchiefs with a coloured border.

    Bambi Marjorie Benton Cooke
  • Lately I have grown only two varieties, a vivid scarlet and a salmon-pink.

    A Woman's Hardy Garden Helena Rutherfurd Ely
  • She stood near the window, in the pale band of brightness, arranging some salmon-pink geraniums in a shallow porcelain bowl.

    The Reef Edith Wharton
  • Who lives in that salmon-pink pagoda just this side of the curve?

    The Unspeakable Perk Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • On Sundays and feast-days they dress in shirts of the brightest colours—red, blue, yellow, and salmon-pink.

  • Some forms of neglectum are salmon-pink, while the blossoms of M. paradoxum might be described almost as black.

    Beautiful Bulbous Plants John Weathers
  • The wings are salmon-pink in front, but the tips and the under-parts are black.

    Inca Land Hiram Bingham
  • She had seemed not wholly negligible in the salmon-pink dancing frock, though of course the blonde curls had not been true.

    Merton of the Movies Harry Leon Wilson
British Dictionary definitions for salmon-pink

salmon pink

  1. a yellowish-pink colour, sometimes with an orange tinge
  2. (as adjective): a salmon-pink hat
Sometimes shortened to salmon
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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