Not sure if the Lounge is technically the right forum for this request - but it has heaps of erudition, so thought I'd try here first.
Does 'turchino' have any other meaning than 'deep blue' in Italian?
A book I'm working on has :
"revealing not only the Italian bed with its crackling high-piled mattress of turchino"
I thought, from the context, it might be some sort of fabric - (it really may just mean the colour, altho that seems rather inconsequential).
I want to add a footnote explaining the word, so want to get it right.