rose du Barry

noun rose du Bar·ry \ˌrōzd(y)üˈbarē\
variants: or

rose Pompadour

\ˈrōz+pronunciation at pompadour\

Definition of rose du Barry

  1. :  an opaque pink ceramic overglaze color developed in France during the 18th century

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Origin and Etymology of rose du barry

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

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