Do you know all of your colours? No, we aren’t just talking about green and blue. We mean colour words like quercitron, puce, and dragon’s blood!

There are so many unique and fascinating words that describe shades of colour in English. If you stop at the basics, you might just miss out on some of the most vivid and historically interesting shades that exist. Keep reading for 9 obscure colour words you may not have heard before.

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