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A.Word.A.Day--incarnadine

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incarnadine (in-KAHR-nuh-dyn)

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.]

See more usage examples of incarnadine in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

"They wait outside the temple, on steps incarnadine with ministerial sacrifice."
Simon Jenkins; It's the Voters Wot Win It; The Times (London, UK); Mar 19, 1997.

This week's theme: words for colors.

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