- (colour) the blood red colour of raw flesh.
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Translations: verb (incarnadin, ing)
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- (colour) red in general
- to cause to be the blood-red colour of raw flesh
- The multitudinous seas incarnadine ... - Macbeth, Shakespeare.
- to cause to be red or crimson
- of the blood red colour of raw flesh.
- of a general red colour
Etymology: French incarnadine, from Italian incarnadino, a varient of incarnatino "carnation, flesh-colour", from incarnato "incarnate", from Latin incarnari "be made flesh", from in- + caro "flesh".
- 1992: "Basically I am a very good person." This from the latest serial killer " destined for the chair, they say " who, with axe, recently dispatched half a dozen registered nurses in Texas. " Donna Tartt, The Secret History
- 1955: 'The chaplain glanced at the bridge table that served as his desk and saw only the abomanible orange-red, pear-shaped, plum tomato he had obtained that same morning from Colonel Cathcart, still lying on its side where he had forgotten it like an indestructible and symbol of his own ineptitude.' - Joseph Heller, Catch-22
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