from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A shade of pale red-orange.
- n. Linens and cloths dyed such a shade.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A pale red color, with a cast of orange.
- n. Fine linen or crape dyed of this color.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A light-red color; scarlet.
- n. A crape or fine linen fabric dyed fugitively of this tint, and used by women to give a roseate hue to their complexions.
From French nacarat, from Spanish or Portuguese nacarado, from Arabic نقارة (naqqāra, "small drum"), from نقر (náqara, "to hollow out"). Related to the word nacre. (Wiktionary)