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Dutch pink

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Dutch pink chalk, or whiting dyed yellow, and used in distemper, and for paper staining. etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Dutch pink a yellow lake obtained from quercitron bark:
    • Dutch pink (slang) blood
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. a nasalised form of Celt. pic, a point—from the finely notched edges of the petals.

Usage

In literature:

After they were sifted, more verdigris and some Dutch pink were added.
"A Treatise on Adulterations of Food, and Culinary Poisons" by Fredrick Accum
The Dutch pink is to impart a pale reddish color.
"The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing" by Joseph Triemens
The yellow colour of the Dutch pink is obtained from the juice of the stones and branches of the weld.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
DUTCH PINK, a bright yellow colour used in distemper, for staining paper-hangings, and for other ordinary purposes.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
There's nothing made in England in the cheese line as aquils them Dutch cannon-balls, all pink outside and all cream hin.
"My Danish Sweetheart., Volume 2 of 3" by William Clark Russell
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In news:

It should say Brazil meets an incredibly accomplished, incredibly Dutch saxophone player named Candy Dulfer who's been the lungs behind sax solos for Prince, Pink Floyd and Van Morrison.
Supporters of Victoire Ingabire and all Rwandan political prisoners demonstrate outside the Dutch Parliament in The Hague, wearing the pink color of Rwandan prison garb.
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