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Definition of the noun turkey red

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  1. a bright orange-red color produced in cotton cloth with alizarine dye
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonym of Turkey red: alizarine red
    • more generic words: red / redness = red color or pigment

Alternative definition of the noun turkey red


  1. A vibrant red colour.

Definition of the adjective turkey red

What does turkey red mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. Of a vibrant red colour.


Turkey red is a color that was widely used to dye cotton in the 18th and 19th century. It was made using the root of the rubia plant, through a long and laborious process. It originated in India or Turkey, and was brought to Europe in the 1740s. In France it was known as rouge d'Andrinople.

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Google previewA Dictionary of Costume and Fashion (2013)

Historic and Modern by Mary Brooks Picken

Moslem Turban Turkey red. 1. Brilliant, enduring red color produced on cotton by special dye process. Widely used in peasant embroidery, and for decorating pillow shams in the U.S.A. in the l880's. 2. Fabric dyed this color, formerly imported ...

Google previewPigment Compendium: A Dictionary of Historical Pigments (2007)

by Nicholas Eastaugh, Valentine Walsh, Tracey Chaplin, Ruth Siddall

TURKEY RED Red Synonym, variant or common name Heaton (1928) describes Turkey red pigments as lighter shades of synthetically produced iron oxides obtained by calcination of iron salts at low to medium ...

Google previewThe Fairchild Books Dictionary of Textiles (2013)

by Phyllis G. Tortora, Ingrid Johnson

turkey red A brilliant, fast red color that was produced on cotton by alizarin with an aluminum mordant and oil or other fatty matter. Madder, a natural source of ...

Google previewDictionary of Architecture and Building Construction (2008)

by Nikolas Davies, Erkki Jokiniemi

blood red, bronze red, brownish red, Orient red, Turkey red, Turkish red; a shade of red which takes its name from the colour of blood; Turkey red refers to the colour of Turkish dyed linens. bloodstone 1 a form of the ...

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