Splashes of Red and Green


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Photograph by ©Omar Upegui R.

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2 thoughts on “Splashes of Red and Green”

  1. Thanks a bunch Linda for your contribution towards my English education. I looked up the word and this is what I found:

    “The color name comes from the French word “cerise“, meaning cherry. The word “cherry” itself comes from the Norman cherise.

    According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the first recorded use of cerise as a color name in English was in The Times of November 30, 1858. This date of 1858 as the date of first use of the color name is also mentioned in the 1930 book A Dictionary of Color. However, it was used at least as early as 1845 in a book of crochet patterns.

    In the 1930 book A Dictionary of Color it is pointed out that the color cerise has always been depicted as a somewhat bluer color than the actual color of a fresh uncooked cherry, which is denoted by a different redder color called cherry red. Basically, the color cerise is a depiction of the somewhat bluer color of a cooked cherry, such as the cherries in a cherry pie.”

    A new word has been added to my English vocabulary.

    Muchas gracias Linda.

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