Definition of rachel in US English:

rachel

noun

  • Also with capital initial. A light tan colour (originally and chiefly as a shade of face powder).

adjective

  • Of a light tan colour.

Origin

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.

Pronunciation

rachel

/rəˈʃɛl/