from The Century Dictionary.
- Abounding in color: as, good colory cows.
- Of a color that indicates excellence of quality: as, colory, hops, or coffee, or tobacco.
- noun A packer's grade of light leaf-tobacco, from which tobacco for pipes and cigarettes is manufactured. This grade of tobacco is produced chiefly in Maryland and Ohio and is largely exported.
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He's been angling for a CHAMELEON - y'know the colory things with the webbed feet and weird eyes.