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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Literally in French ‘black beast’ possibly reflecting an ancient fear of black animals. n bezetta A red or blue dye. n Bezold effect The optical effect, named after its discoverer, Wilhelm von Bezold, where by changing one colour in a pattern (for example in a rug design) the whole appearance of that rug changes. n bible colours The colours found in the Bible according to most translations into English are: white, black, brown, blue, purple, red, vermilion, scarlet (or crimson), yellow, green, gold and silver.
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. ). 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!
Beige has the same meaning as écru and grège each being French terms for wool or cloth in its unbleached condition and originally designating a grey colour. First recorded as a colour in 1879. 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 37 c Beige One of the 140 colours in the X11 Color Set. It has hex code #F5F5DC. n belleric, beleric An Indian fruit producing a black dye; the dye itself. vb belt; to To colour by means of stripes. a belted As regards animals, having a band of colour round its midriff different from the colouring of the rest of its body as in the case of the spectacular Belted Galloways – the once rare breed of black cattle having a thick white band around it.
A Dictionary of Colour: A Lexicon of the Language of Colour by Ian Paterson