Turkey red

noun

Definition of Turkey red

: a brilliant durable red produced on cotton by means of alizarin in connection with an aluminum mordant and fatty matter

First Known Use of Turkey red

1734, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Turkey red

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“Turkey red.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Turkey%20red. Accessed 16 December 2019.

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