|sRGBB (r, g, b)||(121, 68, 59)|
|CMYKH (c, m, y, k)||(0, 44, 51, 53)|
|HSV (h, s, v)||(9°, 51%, 47%)|
|ISCC–NBS descriptor||Moderate reddish brown|
|B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)|
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)
Bole is a shade of reddish brown. The color term derives from Latin bōlus (or dirt) and refers to a kind of soft fine clay whose reddish-brown varieties are used as pigments. Although bole also means the trunk of a tree, these words are simply homographs that do not share an etymological origin.
Another name for the color bole is terra rosa. The color name terra rosa has been used as a synonym for bole since 1753. The color terra rosa is classified a warm red color. In art, it's classified as being similar to Venetian red, but more pink or salmon. In French, it corresponds to the color châtaigne.
- American Heritage Dictionary
- "bole or bolus". Collins Dictionary.
- "bole2". Oxford English Dictionary (3rd ed.). Oxford University Press. September 2005. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
- "bole2". The New Oxford American Dictionary (3rd ed.). 2013.
- Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 205
- Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 190; Color Sample of Bole: Page 33 Plate 5 Color Sample F11
- ISCC-NBS Dictionary of Color Names (1955)--Color dictionary used by stamp collectors to identify the colors of stamps — See sample of the color Bole (color sample #43) displayed on indicated page.