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tertiary color

noun
1.
a color, as brown, produced by mixing two secondary colors.
Origin of tertiary color
1860-1865
First recorded in 1860-65
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  • Hence, a tertiary color is made of equal parts of two secondaries.

    Color Value C. R. Clifford
  • On the side-wall, russet possesses orange, and it also possesses violet; it is the tertiary color made of these two secondaries.

    Color Value C. R. Clifford

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