Citrine (colour)

Citrine (colour)
Citrine Wagtail

Citrine (pronounced /ˈsɪtriːn/) is a colour, derived from coloured varieties of quartz, and variously described as yellow, greenish-yellow, brownish yellow or orange. Actually, as can be ascertained by inspecting its h value, citrine is a medium dark shade of golden yellow. The confusion about the nature of the colour is caused by the fact that shades of dark yellow (such as olive) tend to appear greenish.

The first recorded use of citrine as a colour name in English was in the year 1386. [1]


Citrine in nature

Citrine Warbler
Citrine Forktail

"Citrine" is used as an adjective in the names of birds and other animals with such colouring to describe their appearance, including the Citrine Wagtail, Citrine Warbler, Citrine Canary-flycatcher and Citrine Forktail.

See also


  1. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 193; Color Sample of Citrine: Page 51 Plate 14 Color Sample L6 (The color identified as "Citrine" in this colour sample matches the color in the color display above.)

External links

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