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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C azulin, azuline A greyish-blue. c azure Bright blue; frequently used to describe the blue of the sky on a cloudless day. Originates from the Persian word al-lazhward meaning blue stone. A literary term. Also ‘azure blue’. See sky blue. c Azure One of the colours in the X11 Color Set. It has hex code #F0FFFF. c azurine The colour blue; azure; greyish-blue; also a blue-black dye. 32 A D I C T I O N A R Y O F C O L O U R n azurite A greenish-blue pigment made from the mineral, azurite, and used until the end of the 17th century as a cheaper alternative to ultramarine or as an undercoat to enhance ultramarine.

N biochrome adjective a adverb adv a colour c noun n prefix pr suffix su verb vb A colouring matter of animals and plants. n bioluminescence The light generated by living things such as, for example, fireflies, certain crustaceans and deep sea fish, the function of which may be to aid courtship or to act as a diversion. 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 41 c bird’s-egg green A pale green or bluish green. See ooxanthine. a birdseye A textured effect in fabric created by weaving a mixture of white and coloured thread producing tiny white dots (or birdseyes) in the fabric.

C artichoke green The yellowish-green colour of the artichoke. n artificial colours Colours produced by a chemical process and not found in nature, for example, viridian. Artificial pigments first came into commercial production in 1856. See pigment. n artificial daylight or light Light produced by man. c æruca A brilliant green made from acetate of copper. n ærugo Verdigris. Similar to æruca, but derived from carbonate of copper. c arylide yellow A light yellow mentioned in Louis de Berniere’s Captain Corellis Mandolin (also known as Hansa yellow and cadmium yellow).

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