Glossary beginning with B

Primarily intended to facilitate synonym searching on colors. (Search for blue and find citations including "indigo", "watchet" and "sky color"; search for brown, and find citations including "fillemot" and "tristemin", etc.)

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blacksearch for term
Synonyms: blacke, blak, blake, nigr, bla[ck]
Brazil Colorsearch for term

A deep pink/red, the color of brazilwood dye (caelsapina sappan).

Synonyms: brasell-colour, brazil-colored
bluesearch for term
Child terms: watchet, indigo, Woad, sky color, turkey color, brown blue, plunket, woaded, milk and water Synonyms: Azur, blew, bleue, blu, blewe, bleu
brown bluesearch for term

A color mentioned in sixteenth century documents for woolen fabric. Considered a plain, respectable color worn by the common folk and merchant classes.

Synonyms: bl and browne, browne blew
brownsearch for term
Child terms: hair color, abraham, brown blue, puke, Isabella Color, maiden-hair color, partridge color, pheasant color, beaver color Synonyms: brune, browne, brun
beaver colorsearch for term

brown, the color of beaver.

Synonyms: beuer collor, beuer thred
brown bluesearch for term

A color mentioned in sixteenth century documents for woolen fabric. Considered a plain, respectable color worn by the common folk and merchant classes.

Synonyms: bl and browne, browne blew
bezoar-coloredsearch for term

Most likely an olive green color.
"The oriental bezoar...has a shining, dark green, or olive color...the common mark of goodness of this stone is its striking a deep green color on white paper, that has been rubbed with chalk." --The Dictionary of Merchandize

Synonyms: beasar-colour