from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having a pink color like that of the rose, or like the pigment called rose pink. See Rose pink, under rose.
  • adj. Disposed to clothe everything with roseate hues; hence, sentimental.
  • n. a pigment of a rose color, made by dyeing chalk or whiting with a decoction of Brazil wood and alum; also, the color of the pigment.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A chromatic crimson-pink color.
  • n. A pigment prepared by dyeing chalk or whiting with a decoction of Brazil-wood and alum.
  • n. The American centaury, Sabbatia angularis.
  • Of a rosy-pink color or hue; roseate; having a delicate bloom: also used figuratively: as, “rose-pink piety,”

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of several pink-flowered marsh plant of the eastern United States resembling a true centaury


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  • Instead, she stared at the hamburger bun, watching as the juices from the meat turned the bread rose-pink.

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