rose hortensia

noun, often capitalized H
rose hor·​ten·​sia | \ -nch(ē)ə \

Definition of rose hortensia

: 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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History and Etymology for rose hortensia

rose entry 2 + 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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“Rose hortensia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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