Another example is violet, we don't use it for pink, but a more purple color.
HAH! I looked it up and there is a cat breed called chartreux.. and it is.... grey(-blue) !! Like the russian blue :)
Guess my mind got it from somewhere !!
Rainbow Dash will be disappointed!
Really all the names come frome somewhere, some were just named more recent or are still more recognisable than others. I am not gonna go through the etymolgy of all of them ( but a few years ago I looked them all up) But some come from the regions some people heard or saw it from (like it happens with foodstuff too) and sometimes after the substance it was made from.
Crimson/carmine for instance are named after the insects it is made from. And it is also used as foodcoloring.. so if you eat food with E120 you are eating crushed scale insects..
Anyway I had fun and actually I have *heard* of those colours before!
Could "cadmium (yellow)" be accepted for chartreuse? It's also a yellow colour that starts with a C.
OK, my brother helped me
And I just found out that the word aubergine actually comes from the arabic word for eggplant ! Now that is new :)
You scored 39/43 = 91%.
This beats or equals 98.6% of test takers
For me, ultramarine and cerulean are color words I never use but, even though I didn't get them: auburn, eggplant, chartreuse, and more . . . all legit. Just that taupe . . .
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