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[self-kuhl-erd, self-]
  1. of one color.
  2. of the natural color.
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Also especially British, self-col·oured.

Origin of self-colored

First recorded in 1750–60
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Examples from the Web for self-coloured

Historical Examples

  • Some are self-coloured, and some are mottled, striped, or flaked.

    The Children's Book of Gardening

    Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick

  • The American species is self-coloured, while the Malayan has the most unique pattern known to the animal world.

  • The florist's Tulip can be grown in a border, but its effect there is not so good as that of some of the self-coloured flowers.

    The Book of Bulbs

    Samuel Arnott

  • It is well to remember that all those colours which are called Celadon, or self-coloured, have the tints mixed in the glaze.

  • It was a plain, self-coloured paper, but we were rather attached to it, and didn't like the idea of a change.

British Dictionary definitions for self-coloured


  1. having only a single and uniform colourself-coloured flowers; a self-coloured dress
  2. (of cloth, material, etc)
    1. having the natural or original colour
    2. retaining the colour of the thread before weaving
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