Indian pink

noun

1
a
: china pink
b
or Indian pinkroot [Indian entry 2 2] : pinkroot sense a
c
[Indian entry 2 2] West Indies : cypress vine
e
[Indian entry 2 2] : indian paintbrush
f
[Indian entry 2 2] : any of several wild pinks of the genera Silene and Lychnis
2
or indian pink : a light reddish brown that is redder, lighter, and stronger than copper tan or monkey skin and redder and duller than peach tan

Word History

Etymology

Indian entry 2 1

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