By Ian Paterson
With extra tha 4,000 enteries, this dictionary is the 1st of its style: a treasury of colour phrases and words, a entire source for exploring each point of colour.
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C beet Deep purple-red after the vegetable of the same name. n beet red, beetroot red The food additive (E162) producing a reddish purple colouring. Also called betanin. c beetroot red The deep reddish-purple of the vegetable, beetroot. ). c begonia Yellowish-red found in the flower of the same name. c beige adjective a adverb adv a colour c noun n prefix pr suffix su verb vb A light brown or yellowish grey. Popular for fashion fabrics but ‘renamed’ camel, taupe, stone or sand to avoid appearing dated!
C arylide yellow A light yellow mentioned in Louis de Berniere’s Captain Corellis Mandolin (also known as Hansa yellow and cadmium yellow). Arylide is an aromatic compound. Also diarylide yellow and azo. n ASCII Purple adjective a adverb adv a colour c noun n prefix pr suffix su verb vb The new supercomputer to be built by IBM capable of carrying out 100 thousand billion calculations each second. Its sister ‘Blue Gene/L’ will be even more powerful. c ash Whitish grey or brownish grey. Z Y X W V U T S R Q P O N M L K J I H G F E D C B A 25 c ash-blond(e) As regards hair, a light blonde colour; someone having this colour of hair.
Colours differ from sport to sport and country to country. In Japan and the USA, for example, the first six student grades in Judo are represented by the white belt and the brown belt. In other countries the first six grades follow the order: white, yellow, orange, green, blue, and brown. Thereafter the sequence is black, black or red and white and then red. c blackberry The colour of the dark purple fruit of the Rubus family. n black bile See melancholy. c black black The colour black when worn to indicate mourning; grieving black.
A Dictionary of Colour: A Lexicon of the Language of Colour by Ian Paterson