[self-kuhl-erd, self-]


of one color.
of the natural color.

Also especially British, self-col·oured.

Origin of self-colored

First recorded in 1750–60 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for self-colored

Historical Examples of self-colored

  • The rooms were papered with a self-colored paper of pale blue.

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

  • 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.