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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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