Definition of peach-bloom in English:



mass noun
  • 1A matte glaze of reddish pink, mottled with green and brown, used on fine Chinese porcelain since around 1700.

    1. 1.1 A delicate purplish-pink colour.
      • ‘The author exclaimed: ‘Alas for the little boy whose blond curls and peach-bloom complexion tempt his mother to pamper her own vanity by making a doll of him.’’


Early 19th century: applied to the porcelain glaze from the 1880s.