pompeian red

noun, often capitalized P

Definition of pompeian red

: a grayish red that is yellower and paler than bois de rose, yellower, lighter, and stronger than blush rose or livid brown, and yellower and stronger than appleblossom

called also dragon's blood

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“Pompeian red.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pompeian%20red. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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