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  • And— Obs., A blue pigment consisting of the scum collected from the vat in dyeing with woad or indigo. Also floree; fr. French florée, var. of fleurée in same sense, fr. fleur (flower).

    "Smalte or florrey being tempered in a shell with gumme water maketh a blewe." – The Art of Limming, 1573

    August 10, 2008