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 Our car's cream-and-oxblood leather interior is gorgeous, exquisitely stitched, and painstakingly assembled—and just try to find a surface not covered by the supple hides. Rich Ceppos, Car and Driver, "Tested: 2020 Bentley Flying Spur Coddles Passengers, Rewards Drivers," 7 July 2020 Despite the desert climate, Kraviz managed to keep her cool, wearing an oxblood leather jacket and a black turtleneck that served as a slick contrast to Abloh’s groovy tie-dye shirt. Vogue, "Inside Coachella’s Buzziest After-Party With the Most Stylish DJ in Techno," 16 Apr. 2019 Stick to classic colors like white, green or oxblood for something that will be timeless each season. Sara Rodrigues, House Beautiful, "The Easiest Way to Turn Your Christmas Tree High Fashion," 20 Dec. 2019 Cool temperatures, golden leaves, and the return of oxblood manicures are all signs that fall is near. Jennifer Ford, Essence, "5 Celebrity-Inspired Makeup Tutorials To Try This Halloween," 16 Sep. 2019 Limniona is a dark red—nearly oxblood—that shines with hints of violet like an oil slick. Marissa A. Ross, Bon Appétit, "If You Try One Greek Wine This Fall, Make It This," 28 Aug. 2019 Quotes from the book and the series, as well as these characters' oxblood red dresses and white bonnets, have crossed over to become ubiquitous at protests of our current government. Whitney Friedlander, CNN, "'The Handmaid's Tale' renewed for Season 4," 26 July 2019 Paired with her oxblood sequin dress, the bow was a surprise element that added a bit of sweetness to an otherwise edgy look. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Internet Is Divided Over Nicole Kidman's Hair Bow at the Golden Globes," 7 Jan. 2019 Jade Jackson is wearing the restaurant’s standard issue brown T-shirt over blue denim jeans and oxblood Western boots. Randy Lewis, latimes.com, "Jade Jackson may be the next big country-rock star. But first, she has some tables to wait," 26 June 2019

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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 19 Sep. 2020.

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