rose du Barry

rose du Bar·​ry | \ ˌrōzd(y)üˈbarē \
variants: or rose Pompadour \ ˈrōz+pronunciation at pompadour \

Definition of rose du Barry

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

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First Known Use of rose du Barry

1847, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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“Rose du Barry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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