One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Also with capital initial. A light tan colour (originally and chiefly as a shade of face powder).
Of a light tan colour.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Times. From Rachel, the stage name adopted by Elisa Félix, Swiss-born French actress, with reference to her skin tone.
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