One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Having much color.‘the colorific radiance of costume’
- ‘During this four-day session, students will discover the science of colour as they create colourific works of art including colour wheels, sun catchers, and tie dye T-shirts.’
- ‘Many coral species in the Red Sea are photosynthetic, which creates a colourific glory that is unsurpassed.’
- ‘In a world where camera phones are competing to be colourific multimedia machines, this company has broken off in a fresh direction with their latest model.’
Late 17th century: from French colorifique or modern Latin colorificus, from Latin color ‘color’.
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