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Re: Jet black

Posted by Bob on January 01, 2006

In Reply to: Jet black posted by joe cushman on January 01, 2006

: "where did the color jet black originate from"

From dictionary.com:
adj.
Made of or resembling a dense, black, highly polished coal.
Black as coal; jet-black: jet hair.

[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman geet, from Latin gagts, from Greek, after Gagas, a town of Lycia.]adj.
Made of or resembling a dense, black, highly polished coal.
Black as coal; jet-black: jet hair.

[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman geet, from Latin gagts, from Greek, after Gagas, a town of Lycia.]