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adjective: Flesh-colored; blood-red.
noun: An incarnadine color.
verb tr.: To make incarnadine.
[Via French and Italian from Latin caro, (flesh). Ultimately from Indo-European root sker- (to cut) that's also the source of words such as skirt, curt, screw, shard, shears, carnage, carnivorous, carnation, sharp, and scrape.]
"They wait outside the temple, on steps incarnadine with ministerial
This week's theme: words for colors.
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