Pompeian red
Pompeian red Pompeian red (Art) A brownish red approaching maroon, supposed to be imitated from the color of the wall panels of houses in Pompeii, which were decorated during the last age of the Republic. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • pompeian red — noun Usage: often capitalized P : a grayish red that is yellower and paler than bois de rose, yellower, lighter, and stronger than blush rose or livid brown, and yellower and stronger than appleblossom called also dragon s blood * * * a dull,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pompeian red — a dull, grayish red. Also, pompeian red. Also called dragon s blood. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • Pompeian red — 1. noun A red colour, tinted with orange, like that of the houses of Pompeii. 2. adjective Of a red colour, tinted with orange, like that of the houses of Pompeii …   Wiktionary

  • Pompeian red — /pɒmˌpeɪən ˈrɛd/ (say pom.payuhn red) noun greyish yellow red …   Australian English dictionary

  • Pompeian Styles — The Pompeian Styles are four periods which are distinguished in ancient Roman mural painting. They were originally delineated and described by the German archaeologist August Mau in excavating wall paintings at Pompeii, by far the largest group… …   Wikipedia

  • vandyke red — noun Etymology: after Sir Anthony Vandyke died 1641 Flem. painter 1. often capitalized V : a grayish red that is bluer and deeper than Pompeian red, bluer and darker than bois de rose, and yellower and deeper than appleblossom called also… …   Useful english dictionary

  • corinthian red — noun Usage: often capitalized C : a grayish red that is bluer and duller than bois de rose or Pompeian red, yellower and duller than appleblossom, and deeper than livid brown …   Useful english dictionary

  • hydrangea red — noun : a grayish red that is bluer and duller than Pompeian red or bois de rose, yellower and less strong than blush rose, and yellower and duller than appleblossom …   Useful english dictionary

  • mineral red — noun : a grayish red that is bluer and duller than Pompeian red or bois de rose and yellower and duller than appleblossom …   Useful english dictionary

  • onion red — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ noun or onionpeel ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ : a grayish red that is bluer and deeper than Pompeian red, bluer and darker than bois de rose, and deeper than livid brown …   Useful english dictionary

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