ox·​blood | \ ˈäks-ˌbləd How to pronounce oxblood (audio) \

Definition of oxblood

: a moderate reddish brown

Examples of oxblood in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Stepping out for a special screening of upcoming movie Dune in Paris, Zendaya wore oxblood separates from Azzedine Alaia that had onlookers practically begging for mercy. Iris Goldsztajn, Marie Claire, 7 Sep. 2021 The hues range from a striking lilac to a rich oxblood and will surely be a fabulous way to enjoy a hot cup of coffee as temperatures begin to drop in September. Zee Krstic, Good Housekeeping, 28 Aug. 2021 Maserati Mistral Spider with an oxblood interior is no slouch, either. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 28 June 2021 That’s how, in the mid-1900s, red devil, along with mahogany and oxblood cakes, were born. Washington Post, 11 June 2021 In fact, pretty much anyone June’s had any interaction with since being forced into that infamous oxblood cloak and white winged bonnet has suffered because of her. Whitney Friedlander, Vulture, 3 May 2021 The Shopping Bag comes in three sizes and 17 colors, including the medium oxblood recently spotted on the shoulder of U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Alison S. Cohn, Harper's BAZAAR, 15 Dec. 2020 The obsidian sausages are plump with oxblood and dappled with translucent vermicelli packed in a paper-thin casing. Los Angeles Times, 13 Dec. 2020 At the time, Rihanna paired the hairstyle with a silver minidress, a black choker, and oxblood-hued nails and lips. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, 19 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of oxblood

1705, in the meaning defined above

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“Oxblood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oxblood. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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