TK error: application-specific initialization failed: unknown color name "BACKGROUND"

On Manjaro Mate: 20, TK applications crash with the following error:

$ git gui
application-specific initialization failed: unknown color name "BACKGROUND"
$ wish
application-specific initialization failed: unknown color name "BACKGROUND"

The same happens when using Tkinter with python

FIX:
Clearing out the X resources seems to the problem:

xrdb -load /dev/null
xrdb -query

Testing it out with wish

wish

opens a blank window, and other TK apps now work as expected.

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