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#8: Damask

Color:

Grayish red

About the Word:

It may or may not have originated in Damascus, but the name of the damask rose – a flower that traveled to Europe during the Middle Ages – honors that Syrian city. The hue of the blossom lives on as a color name.

Full Definition:

: a grayish red that is bluer than bois de rose, bluer, lighter, and stronger than blush rose, and bluer and deeper than Pompeian red or appleblossom

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