Turkey red

Turkey red

noun
1.
a bright red produced in fabrics by madder, alizarin, or synthetic dyes.
2.
cotton cloth of this color.

Origin:
1780–90

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Turkey red
 
n
1.  a.  a moderate or bright red colour
 b.  (as adjective): a Turkey-red fabric
2.  a cotton fabric of a bright red colour

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