Colour Terms

This list contains 168 definitions of obscure colour terms using combinations of 'normal' colours of the rainbow and descriptive adjectives; e.g. cardinal = deep scarlet red; russet = reddish brown. Note that most English speakers outside the U.S. spell colour with the added British 'u' rather than the American version color. Don't worry if the colours (or colors) in your universe don't match up with the definitions I've given for these words, though - I've been known to have skewed perceptions of reality ...
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Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • colour — (US color) noun 1》 the property possessed by an object of producing different sensations on the eye as a result of the way it reflects or emits light.     ↘one, or any mixture, of the constituents into which light can be separated in a spectrum… …   English new terms dictionary

  • colour code — noun a system of marking things with different colours as a means of identification. verb (colour code) mark using a colour code …   English new terms dictionary

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