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— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #EC5800
RGBB (r, g, b) (236, 88, 0)
HSV (h, s, v) (10°, 85%, 94%)
Source Internet
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Persimmon is a color that closely resembles the tint of a very ripe persimmon fruit. Persimmon can also be described as a medium orange-red. It is very similar to the tints of coral red and vermilion.

Japanese Persimmon (cultivar 'Hachiya') - watercolor 1887

The first recorded use of persimmon as a color name in English was in 1919. [1]


The word persimmon is derived from putchamin, pasiminan, or pessamin, from Cree, an Algonquian language of eastern Canada, meaning "a dry fruit". [2]


  1. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 200; Color Sample of Persimmon: Page 35 Plate 6 Color Sample E12
  2. ^ Mish, Frederic C., Editor in Chief Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary Springfield, Massachuetts, U.S.A.:1984--Merriam-Webster Page 877

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