body color


Definition of body color

  1. 1 :  the color of the body of absorbing substances (such as gems) due to transmitted light —opposed to surface color

  2. 2a :  a pigment that imparts opacity or hiding power to a paint b :  an opaque coat of paint c :  the predominant color of a house or other object as contrasted with the color of the trim

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