One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A pale tawny colour, especially as the characteristic colour of some aged red wines; a wine of this colour, especially one produced in the Jura region of France.
Mid 19th century. From French pelure d'oignon, lit. ‘onion skin’ from pelure skin + de + oignon.
pelure d'oignon/pəˌljɔː ˈdɒnjɒ̃//pəˌl(j)ʊə ˈdɒnjɒ̃/
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