peacock blue = bleu canard

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peacock blue = bleu canard

canard is duck in French. paon is peacock.

Why not bleu paon?

Asked 2 months ago
MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

This is not a literal translation - French colour names and English colour names do not necessarily align perfectly in 'word meaning'. Bleu canard is a common name for this colour in French, but in English, colours in the same blue-green range are referred to by different names, including 'peacock blue' or 'duck-egg blue' etc. Colours, and their names, are always subjective, which is why there are accepted objective standards for colours - using numbers !

peacock blue = bleu canard

canard is duck in French. paon is peacock.

Why not bleu paon?

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