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Jonquil is the name of a hue of yellow. It is the color of the interior of the central cylindrical tubular projection of the jonquil flower. The color takes its name from a species of plant, Narcissus jonquilla, which has clusters of small fragrant yellow flowers, and is native to the Mediterranean.
The first known recorded use of jonquil as a color name in English was in 1789.
^The color displayed in the color box above matches the color called jonquil in the 1930 book by Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill; the color jonquil is displayed on page 41, Plate 9, Color Sample J5.
^Maerz and Paul, A Dictionary of Color, 1930. New York: McGraw-Hill. P. 197; and Color Sample of Jonguil, p. 41, Plate 9, Color Sample J5