from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The flower of the peach. See peach A collectors’ name of a moth, Thyatira batis.
  • n. A canary-yellow color; also, a pink color more yellowish than rose-pink.
  • Pertaining to or resembling the blossom of a peach-tree.


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  • A few frogs sang in the sun, and birds sang in the trees; but no sign of a peach-blossom yet, and not even the magnolias and Pyrus Japonica have started.

    The Five of Hearts

  • It was a warmish day, and there was a sort of peach-blossom colour on her cheeks that looked as delicate as if a breath of air would blow it away.

    Robbery Under Arms

  • Old Mr. Donnithorne, the delicately clean, finely scented, withered old man, led out Miss Irwine, with his air of punctilious, acid politeness; Mr. Gawaine brought Miss Lydia, looking neutral and stiff in an elegant peach-blossom silk; and Mr. Irwine came last with his pale sister Anne.

    Adam Bede

  • And I said to the flunkey in peach-blossom trousers, ‘Admit me, sirrah,’ and he led me along corridors piled with purple till I came to a door, a mahogany door, and knocked; and a voice said,

    The Years

  • The colours of the pale rock-skeleton are so faint that there is nothing to interfere with the perfect development of atmospheric effects: it is a white sheet spread to catch the grand illumination, lambent lights of saffron and peach-blossom and shades of purple and hyacinth.

    The Land of Midian

  • Finishing her song, she drank the “opening cup,” after which she added: “the delicate peach-blossom,” and thus complied with the exigencies of the rule.

    Hung Lou Meng

  • On the two sides, stood one of a pair of small teapoys of foreign lacquer of peach-blossom pattern.

    Hung Lou Meng

  • The pillars were of green marble, and the pavement of a kind of peach-blossom marble.

    The Fisherman and His Soul

  • “This mirror sees that mirror — haule! — multiply your peach-blossom luck.”

    The Joy Luck Club

  • Breakfast and then off to the porcelain factory with Mr Lo, to the factory at Fu-shan where all the great Chinese porcelain of the past was made and from where it had been exported to Europe, where the peach-blossom vase acquired by Gordon Vinald certainly had been shaped and painted and glazed.

    The Speaker Of Mandarin


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