- Apricot (color)
Apricot is a light yellowish-orangeish color that attempts to represent the color of
apricots. Actually, it is somewhat paler than actual apricots and like the color peach it seems to have been invented in order to have at hand a pleasant pastel shade of orange for use in interior design. In the Crayola markers, apricot is known as "sandstone".
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"Apricot" in has been in use as a color name since 1851. [ Maerz and Paul "A Dictionary of Color" New York:1930--McGraw-Hill See Page 189 for year of first recorded use of color name reference and Page 43, Plate 10 Color Sample 7F for color sample of Apricot. ]
Etymology of apricot
The etymology of the color apricot (and the fruit): the word comes from the Arabic "Al-birquq", in turn derived from Latin "armeniacus" , i.e., "the fruit from
Armenia".Fact|date=May 2007 The ultimate origin of the apricot fruit was from China.Fact|date=May 2007
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Displayed at right is the color called "apricot" since 1949 in
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