One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Chiefly informal. Full of or characterized by colour (literal and figurative); colourful.
2Originally US. Of a crop or natural product: having a colour associated with good quality; specifically (of coffee beans) having a bright, bluish tint.
Early 18th century; earliest use found in Aaron Hill (1685–1750), writer and entrepreneur. From colour + -y.
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