harvard crimson

noun, often capitalized H

Definition of harvard crimson

1 : a moderate red that is slightly darker than cerise, darker than claret, darker, very slightly bluer, and less strong than average strawberry (see strawberry sense 2a), and bluer and very slightly darker than Turkey red

called also jockey

2 of textiles : a deep purplish red that is redder and paler than hollyhock or magenta (see magenta sense 2a) and stronger and slightly bluer and lighter than American beauty

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“Harvard crimson.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/harvard%20crimson. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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