Bole Color

Colors with Undefined Names

4. Bole Color 90 - #79443B

Bole is a shade of brown. There is an English word bole meaning the trunk of a tree, but according to the American Heritage Dictionary, this word is simply a homograph/homophone that does not share the etymological origin of the color word bole, which derives from Latin bo-lus (lump of earth) and refers to a kind of soft fine clay whose reddish-brown varieties are used as pigments, hence its use as a word for a reddish-brown color.

Bole is one of the oldest color names in English. The first recorded use of bole as a color name in English was in the year 1386. Another name for the color bole is terra rosa. The color name terra rosa has been used as a synonym for bole since 1753.

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