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A colour standardised in 1934 from samples of the shell of the nut.

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Blue -

This colour name used by Ridgway and Standardised in 1934, has been in general use since 1902. A pale tint of azure favoured by Alice Roosevelt Longworth, the daughter of Theodore Roosevelt, which sparked a fashion sensation in the United States at the time. Also known as Sistine in the USA colour system.

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BRITISH COLOUR STANDARD-Aconite Yellow No.55

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green -

The very first colour in our Dictionary of Colour is of course Absinthe, as the colour definitions are written alphabetically.

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purple -

In the A-Z Dictionary of colour, Aconite Violet is next, determined as 'representative of the flowers of Aconite, Wolf's -bane or Monkshood plant. Such great floral names!

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