from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A pale-purple or gray-violet color.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A color mixed of white, and red, or a gray violet.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Having a color that is a mixture of white and red; gray-violet.
  • noun A colour that is a mixture of white and red; grey-violet


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  • The only colours catalogued are white, cray, gridelin, musk and red; the only "music's instruments" -- a flagelet, a dreum, and a hurdy-gurdy.

    Literary Blunders; A chapter in the "History of Human Error" 1893

  • A tint of rosy coral comes gradually to life on the summit of the Libyan mountains, standing out from the gridelin shadows which, in the heavens, were the rearguard of the night.

    Egypt (La Mort de Philae) Pierre Loti 1886

  • The only colours catalogued are _white, cray, gridelin, musk_ and _red_; the only ` ` music's instruments '' -- _a flagelet, a dreum_, and a _hurdy-gurdy_.

    Literary Blunders Henry Benjamin Wheatley 1877


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