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Bole is a color that is a symbolic representation of the color of the trunk of a tree. There is an English word bole meaning the trunk of a tree, but according to the American Heritage Dictionary, this word [1] is simply a homograph/homophone that does not share the etymological origin of the color word bole [2], which derives from Latin bōlus (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. Another name for the color bole is terra rosa. The color name terra rosa has been used as a synonym for bole since 1753. [1]The color "terra rosa" is classified a warm red color. In art, it classified as being similar to Venetian red, but more pink or salmon.



About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #79443B
RGBB (r, g, b) (121, 68, 59)
HSV (h, s, v) (30°, 24%, 34%)
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

The color bole is displayed at right.

This color represents the color of a bole (the trunk of a tree).

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. [2]


  1. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 205
  2. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 190; Color Sample of Bole: Page 33 Plate 5 Color Sample F11

External links

  • [3] ISCC-NBS Dictionary of Color Names (1955)--Color dictionary used by stamp collectors to identify the colors of stamps--See sample of the color Bole (color sample #43) displayed on indicated page.

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