My Book is quoted for Word of the Day–pretty cool


with Anu Garg




adjective: Of a grayish blue or purple color.


From persus (dark blue), from Latin Persicus (Persian), from Persia, former name of Iran. Why this color is associated with Persia is not entirely clear. Earliest documented use: 1387.



“How much the amethyst ring on her right hand mirrored the fading perse color of the sky.”
Lisa Kusel; Hat Trick; Hyperion; 2005.


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