Definition of Indian pink
1a : china pink b or Indian pinkroot [2Indian 2] : pinkroot a c [2Indian 2] West Indies : cypress vine d [2Indian 2] : gaywings e [2Indian 2] : indian paintbrush 1 f [2Indian 2] : any of several wild pinks of the genera Silene and Lychnis g [2Indian 2] : cardinal flower
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
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