incarnadine

[ in-kahr-nuh-dahyn, -din, -deen ]SEE DEFINITION OF incarnadine
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It will incarnadine the lily, and make you the happiest young lady in England, as you are the best.

When the incarnadine embers of sunrise glowed in the east, the Missourians stood on the battlements and surveyed their domain.

I'm afraid I can't get off, so you'll have to take someone else, or incarnadine the seas by yourself.

She ran quick with a little cry, and coming again, sat crowned, incarnadine in the blushing depths of the gold.

A labour-saving language has no business with such words as "incarnadine" or "multitudinous."

WORD ORIGIN

1590s (adj.) "flesh-colored," from French incarnadine, from dialectal Italian incarnadino "flesh-color," from Late Latin incarnatio (see incarnation). The verb properly would mean "to make flesh colored," but the modern meaning "make red," and the entire survival of the verb, is traceable to "Macbeth" II ii. (1605). Its direct root might be the noun incarnadine "blood-red; flesh-color," though this is not attested until 1620s.

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