rose du Barry

noun

rose du Bar·​ry
ˌrōzd(y)üˈbarē
variants or rose Pompadour
ˈrōz+pronunciation at pompadour
: an opaque pink ceramic overglaze color developed in France during the 18th century

Word History

Etymology

rose du barry probably from French, from Marie Jeanne Bécu, Comtesse du Barry †1793 mistress of King Louis XV of France; rose pompadour probably from French, from Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour †1764 mistress of King Louis XV of France

First Known Use

1847, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rose du Barry was in 1847

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“Rose du Barry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rose%20du%20Barry. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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