Ferruginous vs Sinople - What's the difference?

ferruginous | sinople |

As an adjective ferruginous

is containing iron.

As a noun sinople is

(obsolete) a shade of red; sinoper.




(en adjective)
  • Containing iron.
  • Rusty.
  • Derived terms

    * ferruginous hawk * ferruginous duck



    Alternative forms

    * sinoper, zinopre, synopre, synopar, zenober, synopeir, synapour, synamer, synaper


    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A shade of red; sinoper.
  • (obsolete) Sinoper, a kind of red earth historically used as a pigment, originally imported to Greece from Sinope in Paphlagonia.
  • (mineralogy) ferruginous quartz of a blood-red or brownish red colour, sometimes with a tinge of yellow, used to make the pigment sinopia.
  • (obsolete, tincture) Vert.
  • * 1903 , George Field, Ellis A. Davidson, A grammar of colouring, applied to decorative painting and the arts
  • In heraldry, sinople (the green of blazonry) also signified love, joy, abundance.