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[mass noun] A bright orange-red colour.
- ‘The flesh is thick, nacarat with a small seed cavity.’
Mid 18th century: from French, perhaps from Spanish and Portuguese nacarado orange-red in colour (referring to the colour of the shell of the mollusc that yields mother-of-pearl), from nacar nacre.
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