Cinereous

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CinereousHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Colour coordinates
Hex triplet #98817B
sRGBB  (rgb) (152, 129, 123)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, 15, 19, 40)
HSV       (h, s, v) (12°, 19%, 60[1]%)
Source Maerz and Paul[2]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Cinereous is a colour, meaning ashy grey in appearance, either consisting of or resembling ashes, or a grey colour tinged with coppery brown. It is derived from the Latin cinereous, from cinis (ashes).

The first recorded use of cinereous as a colour name in English was in 1661.[3]

Cinereous in nature[edit]

Birds

  • However, the colours of these birds may be brighter to the birds themselves since birds are tetrachromats and can see colours in the ultraviolet range that are invisible to humans, who are trichromats.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #98817B (Cinereous):". Web.forret.com. Retrieved 2012-06-12. 
  2. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Color Sample of Cinereous: Page 93 Plate 35 Color Sample A3
  3. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 193; Color Sample of Cinereous: Page 93 Plate 35 Color Sample A3
  4. ^ Goldsmith, Timothy H. "What Birds See" (PDF). Scientific American | July 2006—Article about the tetrachromatic vision of birds. csulb.edu. 

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