Glossary beginning with M

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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marble colorsearch for term

Possibly a light or cream colour; there are references to "white marble colour" in the 17th c.

Synonyms: marble Culler
marigold colorsearch for term

An orange-yellow the color of marigold, calendula officinalis.

Synonyms: marigolde-colour
milk and watersearch for term

an exceedinly light blue; a blue-tinged white.

Synonyms: milk-and-water, milke and water, mylk & watter
maiden-hair colorsearch for term

A bright tan, according to Linthicum.

Synonyms: maden haire
murreysearch for term

A plum or reddish-purple color.

Synonyms: morre, murry, murre, murrye