By Ian Paterson
With extra tha 4,000 enteries, this dictionary is the 1st of its type: a treasury of colour phrases and words, a complete source for exploring each element of colour.
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36 A D I C T I O N A R Y O F C O L O U R c beaver The greyish brown colour of beaver fur; hence ‘beaver-brown’ and ‘beavercoloured’. a beaver-hued Having the colour of a beaver. vb bedizen; to To dress in a flashy overdecorated manner. c beech-green A shade of green. c beeswax A dark orange. 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.
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 visit to the Staffordshire County Museum at Shugborough Hall (near Stafford) has revealed the rigorous colour rules for mourning which was recommended in the last quarter of the 19th century.
N base colour A colour which is predominant in a colour scheme. n basic colours According to Berlin and Kay’s 1969 work Basic Colour Terms, there are, from a linguistic standpoint, only 11 basic colours – black, blue, brown, green, grey, orange, purple, pink, red, white and yellow. Their research involving 98 languages indicated that no language has more than these 11 basic colours and that colour names evolve in languages in a particular order. In priority, comes black and white followed by red.