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#10: Bittersweet 

Color:

Deep reddish orange

About the Word:

The oval berries of the European bittersweet plant taste first sweetish, and then bitter. But it was the American plant called "false bittersweet," with its orangey-colored fruits, that inspired the color name bittersweet.

Full Definition:

: a deep orange that is deeper than bittersweet orange; a dark to deep reddish orange

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