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Colors by Alternate Definition

Guess these colors based on the an alternate definition.
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Last updated: October 3, 2017
First submittedAugust 2, 2014
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Definition
Word
 
Type of citrus
Orange
 
To strand on a deserted island
Maroon
 
Inexperienced
Green
 
Cowardly
Yellow
 
Element with symbol Au
Gold
 
Element with symbol Ag
Silver
 
Fossilized resin
Amber
 
Depressed
Blue
 
Catholic official
Cardinal
 
French liqueur
Chartreuse
 
Type of vegetable
Eggplant
 
Type of gemstone
Emerald
 
Definition
Word
 
Type of gemstone
Ruby
 
Type of fruit
Olive
 
Type of fish
Salmon
 
Branch of the military
Navy
 
Tusk product
Ivory
 
Variety of quartz
Amethyst
 
To soak up the rays
Tan
 
Type of duck
Teal
 
Type of mineral and gem
Turquoise
 
Staple crop
Maize/Corn
 
Ornamental rock, popular in China
Jade
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level 58
Aug 12, 2014
Olive looks as much Avocado
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level 77
Aug 12, 2014
Or Kiwi. I didn't even know that an olive was a fruit until just now. Not sure what I thought it was.
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level 59
Feb 27, 2019
Put fruit in your martini
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level ∞
Aug 12, 2014
Avocado could work too, I suppose.
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level 58
Apr 4, 2018
I agree. Olive does not look olive.
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level 77
Aug 12, 2014
I honestly did not know teal was a type of duck.
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level 71
Oct 5, 2017
Me neither.
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level 67
Apr 4, 2018
Teals are cute - they're adorably tiny :)
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level 58
Aug 12, 2014
Aquamarine should be accepted for turquoise. Aquamarine is the birthstone for March.
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level ∞
Aug 12, 2014
Aquamarine will work now, thanks.
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level 56
Oct 30, 2014
Add Avocado for egg plant please for the non americans
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level 55
Apr 10, 2015
Eggplant is purple. Avocado is green.
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level 62
Jun 24, 2019
How did this get 8 upvotes???

I can randomly make up stuff too.. when you eat them in april they are called eggplants and when you eat them in august they are aubergines...

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level 76
Nov 16, 2015
Aubergine is the equivalent of eggplant, not avocado, and it is accepted.
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level 45
Dec 25, 2014
I think you should accept garnet as well as ruby for gem. I def. have a garnet crayola.
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level 75
Apr 12, 2016
Garnet is a much darker red.
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level 9
Feb 18, 2015
I just gave up.
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level 55
Apr 10, 2015
A few of these seem way off for the answers. Still got most of them by going by the written clue, but the colors shown sure threw me off.
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level 58
May 8, 2015
Only one I didn't get was olive. Olives are a fruit?? It seems obvious now...but perhaps a clue like "Often found in martinis" would be more helpful haha.
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level 56
Feb 27, 2019
Maybe change it to "stickable onto fingers"
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level 65
Jun 21, 2016
This quiz should just be called "list of words which have also been used to describe colours at some point".
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level 35
Jan 31, 2017
Chartreuse is actually a greenish-yellow, not just plain yellow. Just thought you should know.
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level 58
Apr 4, 2018
You can have green chartreuse and yellow chartreuse.
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level 31
Apr 13, 2017
That colour looks nothing like a ruby, if anything its closer to a amethyst!
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level 67
Apr 13, 2017
It looks pretty much like a ruby colour on my monitor, amethyst is much more bluey/purple than that given as ruby. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amethyst
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level 41
Jun 24, 2019
Thank you!!! I didn't see ruby at all!
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level 48
May 2, 2017
some serious qualms with this quiz up in hurrrr.
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level 64
May 3, 2017
Colour, you buggers. Colour.
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level 71
Oct 7, 2017
Yes, Lourde. ;-)
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level 77
Oct 4, 2017
champagne... wine... burgundy... bourbon... rose... those are all color words, right? looks like champagne to me. chartreuse?? wth... also had no idea teal was a type of duck.
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level 67
Oct 4, 2017
The 'Blue Winged Teal' has lovely coloured patches on top of spread wings. You don't notice it until they open out their wings and get a beautiful flash of this bluey-green colour.
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level 43
Apr 5, 2018
Agree with Champagne...
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level 70
Oct 6, 2017
Had a brain spark in the final 8 seconds of time and got the final three to ace it. Some of these are really open to interpretation - olive, for example...
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level 49
Apr 4, 2018
People love to complain....
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level 44
Apr 4, 2018
Great quiz. Two ships collided, one carrying blue paint & the other carrying red paint. What happened to the crews?
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level 78
Apr 4, 2018
They were marooned?
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level 67
Apr 4, 2018
That definitely doesn't look ruby coloured.
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level 46
Apr 4, 2018
Very creative quiz! I had fun with it.
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level 66
Apr 4, 2018
Am I the only one who has never heard corn or amethyst used as a colour before?
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level 41
Apr 4, 2018
Can You Accept White For Ivory
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level 42
Apr 4, 2018
anyone else try grey duck...just for fun?
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level 76
Apr 9, 2018
I'd rather try Grey Goose!
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level 43
Apr 5, 2018
I drew the duck blue because I have never seen a blue duck...and to be honest with you I wanted to see a blue duck
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level 64
Apr 6, 2018
Well, there you go - I've never heard of cardinal as a colour.
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level 76
Apr 6, 2018
On my monitor the jade and emerald colors seem to be exchanged.
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level 56
Apr 7, 2018
Haven't heard of 'corn' or 'maize' used as a colour before. Cornflower (blue) yes, but not corn on its own.
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level 25
Apr 9, 2018
University of Michigan colors are Maize and Blue.
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level 36
May 28, 2019
fun quiz
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level 52
Jul 9, 2019
Liqueurs are made by adding other flavours to standard liquors, making a weaker version of the base flavour (such as turning standard whiskeys into honey whiskeys). Chartreuse is not one of these; I think you'd find it hard to find anyone who would classify it as a liqueur - it's damn strong. Perhaps call it a hard liquor instead?
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level 38
Sep 15, 2019
Fun quiz.