from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To color; paint; renew the color of.
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But others have been suggested (Byrne (2001), Levine (2003)): e.g., perceptual experience might instead represent sense-data, or nonexistent colorish properties that physical objects do not really have.
Over the desk hangs a lovely water-colorish print by Peter Ellenshaw entitled “from Pooh’s Garden,” with all my favorite A.A. Milne characters wadnering amidst a poppy field.