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Jonquil (color)

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About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet#F4CA16
sRGBB  (rgb)(244, 202, 22)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k)(0, 17, 91, 4)
HSV       (h, s, v)(49°, 91%, 96[1]%)
SourceMaerz and Paul[2]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Jonquil is a hue of yellow. It is the color of the interior of the central cylindrical tubular projection of the jonquil flower. The color takes its name from a species of plant, Narcissus jonquilla, which has clusters of small fragrant yellow flowers, and is native to the Mediterranean.

The first known recorded use of jonquil as a color name in English was in 1789.[3][unreliable source?]

Cultural references

Kurt Vonnegut uses the word jonquil in his novel The Sirens of Titan, Titan being the largest moon of Saturn.

See also


  1. ^ Color Conversion Tool set to hex code #F4CA16 (Jonquil)
  2. ^ The color displayed in the color box above matches the color called jonquil in the 1930 book by Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color (New York: 1930 McGraw-Hill). The color jonquil is displayed on page 41, Plate 9, Color Sample J5.
  3. ^ Maerz and Paul, A Dictionary of Color, 1930. New York: McGraw-Hill. P. 197; and Color Sample of Jonguil, p. 41, Plate 9, Color Sample J5

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