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[self-kuhl-erd, self-] /ˈsɛlfˈkʌl ərd, ˌsɛlf-/
of one color.
of the natural color.
Also, especially British, self-coloured.
Origin of self-colored
First recorded in 1750-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The rooms were papered with a self-colored paper of pale blue.

  • The plain, self-colored rugs and curtains had a similar effect.

    Johnstone of the Border Harold Bindloss
  • Then to show, to last, and to cut from, few flowers rival the self-colored pansies (Viola class).

    Last Words Juliana Horatia Ewing
  • Only the self-colored varieties—buff, black, and white—are natives of China.

    Our Domestic Birds John H. Robinson
  • The evidence for the gametic interpretations of the self-colored fowl is derived from hybridizations.

  • A grey, self-colored carpet covered the floor, and on one of the chests stood a miniature bronze copy of the Faun of Praxiteles.

    The Grey Room Eden Phillpotts
  • We sometimes find lines on self-colored fruits that are as distinctive as the stripes, but entirely distinct from them.

    American Pomology J. A. Warder

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