One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A cloth of a rich purple colour associated with the French kings; this colour itself. Later also: a bright tawny colour; a cloth of this colour.
Mid 16th century. From Middle French couleur de roy, lit. ‘king's colour’ (although this is first attested slightly later: 1543; French couleur de roi) from couleur + de + roy king.
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