Glossary beginning with W

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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Child terms: sheep's color, cream, pall color Synonyms: quhit, quhyte, quhite, quhyt, quheit, wite, wight, whytte, whyte, whitt, quhayt, whyt, whit, quheite
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dyed blue, usually as an undercoat before overdying black or purple.

Synonyms: wadid, wadded, waddid, woaded
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A particular shade of blue referenced in renaissance and early modern texts. Thought to be a medium blue.

Synonyms: watchit, wachett, watchet, watchett, wachet, wattchit
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A dyestuff used to dye blue.