Ferruginous vs Sinople - What's the difference?
As an adjective ferruginous
is containing iron.
As a noun sinople is
(obsolete) a shade of red; sinoper.
* ferruginous hawk
* ferruginous duck
* sinoper, zinopre, synopre, synopar, zenober, synopeir, synapour, synamer, synaper
(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.