One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The colour of, or a colour resembling that of, a person's skin.‘men with different flesh colours’‘skin tones differ, so this lipliner might not be the perfect flesh colour for everyone’
- 1.1 A light brownish pink.‘go for a beige base rather than a flesh colour or baby pink’
- ‘The house has a faded flesh color to it from the outside.’
- ‘His arm had stopped swelling soon after Claudius had bathed him and gradually took on a flesh color.’
- ‘Her three fourths length sleeves covered most of her arm, but under the thin cloth seemed to be a pink flesh color, not metallic blue.’
- ‘Slowly the face began to appear and take on a flesh color.’
- ‘By degrees the highest distant summits assumed a delicate, pink flesh color, and the red sun appeared behind the ponderous giants of the Bernese Alps.’
- ‘One volume is covered with a splash of flesh color, giving it a weirdly anthropomorphic quality.’
- ‘She wears Willa Kim's unitard of gorgeous green blending to flesh color on the lower torso and legs, and a small jeweled green headpiece.’
- ‘Instead, her skin was unmarked and was the same flesh color as the rest of her arm that hadn't been bruised in the first place.’
- ‘It's a feat of engineering in a grimy flesh colour.’
- ‘His face might have been painted by Lucien Freud; the flesh was, variously, yellow, grey, pink, green… any colour in fact but flesh colour.’
- 1.1 A light brownish pink.
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