Flesh-colour

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Flesh-colour pale red, like the normal colour of the cheek of a child
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. flǽsc; cog. forms in all Teut. languages; Ger. fleisch, &c.

Usage

In literature:

On the quay we see barrows covered with a curious flesh-coloured fruit about the size and shape of a large pear, and this is quite new to us.
"Round the Wonderful World" by G. E. Mitton
The third was a hideous giantess, partly blue and partly flesh-colour, whose name was Hela.
"Told by the Northmen:" by E. M. [Ethel Mary] Wilmot-Buxton
The colour of the flesh and the hair is neither vermilion nor brown, but reddish.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson
The colour of the flesh is said to make a difference in the sale.
"The Book of Pears and Plums" by Edward Bartrum
The green colour of death was becoming richer, the glass gained the fulness of real flesh; now it was a soft round whiteness.
"Orientations" by William Somerset Maugham
The ova were flesh-coloured, but they had been dried and then placed in spirits.
"A Monograph on the Sub-class Cirripedia (Volume 1 of 2)" by Charles Darwin
He said Titian was the greater master; Raphael knew nothing about flesh colour.
"The Serapion Brethren." by Ernst Theordor Wilhelm Hoffmann
They catch the indications given by the author, and their acting clothes the skeleton which he has sketched with flesh and colour.
"The Serapion Brethren," by Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann
P. persistently conical, acute, grey; g. tinged yellow then flesh-colour; s. solid, equal, closely sheathed by the thin volva.
"European Fungus Flora: Agaricaceae" by George Massee
On the flesh-coloured walls hung a series of prints, illustrating the history of Venice.
"Fragments of an Autobiography" by Felix Moscheles
The nose is flesh-coloured and free from black markings.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5" by Various
The rocks at Point Keats consist of flesh-coloured sandstone.
"Narrative of a Second Expedition to the Shores of the Polar Sea" by John Franklin
I have three taffety dresses; the flesh colour, one gold colour, and one black.
"Pictures of German Life in the XVth XVIth and XVIIth Centuries, Vol. I." by Gustav Freytag
Another, the Euthria littorinoides, is an orange-brown shell, but the interior of the aperture is a pale flesh-colour.
"Beautiful Shells of New Zealand" by E. G. B. Moss
It is dark reddish brown on the back, and flesh colour beneath; and its head is intensely black.
"Butterflies and Moths" by William S. Furneaux
But she will soon put on flesh and regain her colour.
"The Pagan's Cup" by Fergus Hume
She eats next to nothing, and daily falls away in flesh and colour.
"Doctor Cupid" by Rhoda Broughton
The head of a fowl with dark-coloured flesh is cut off.
"Omens and Superstitions of Southern India" by Edgar Thurston
Its capsules are rose-coloured, its flowers yellowish white tipped with flesh-colour, and obtuse.
"Lachesis Lapponica" by Carl von Linné
J. G. Nelson of Aldborough, among them a tender flesh-colour and a good pink.
"Wood and Garden" by Gertrude Jekyll
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In poetry:

By the rose-flesh mushrooms, undivulged
Last evening—-nay, in to-day's first dew
Yon sudden coral nipple bulged,
Where a freaked fawn-coloured flaky crew
Of toadstools peep indulged.
"By The Fire-Side" by Robert Browning