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  • n. A red colour, tinted with orange, like that of the houses of Pompeii.
  • adj. Of a red colour, tinted with orange, like that of the houses of Pompeii.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A brownish red approaching maroon, supposed to be imitated from the color of the wall panels of houses in Pompeii, which were decorated during the last age of the Republic.

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