Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A grayish to moderate red.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • (Art) 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From its similarity to the color found on house walls at Pompeii.]

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