rose hortensia

noun, often capitalized H rose hor·ten·sia

Definition of rose hortensia

  1. :  a light reddish brown that is redder, lighter, and slightly stronger than copper tan and lighter than monkey skin —called also rose bisque

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Origin and Etymology of rose hortensia

2rose + New Latin Hortensia (synonym of Hydrangea), from Hortense van Nassau, sister of Prince Charles Henri Nicolas Othon de Nassau-Siegen †1808 military adventurer who in French service accompanied Bougainville in his voyage around the world (1766–69) + New Latin -ia


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