The Color of Amber
In the Panlex multilingual dictionary
the word "amber" is translated in many ways
Ambergris, ambergrease or grey amber
a solid, waxy, flammable substance dull grey or blackish
produced in the digestive system of sperm whales
Auburn to brownish-yellow, the jewel stone called chrysophoron
then gold, golden, golden-brown
and jasper, an aggregate of microgranular quartz
more colors orange, red,
Rosin also called colophony or Greek pitch
a solid form of resin obtained from pines and conifers
Scoopstone, the amber gathered from seaweed
colors tan, tawny-brown
Umber an earth pigment that contains iron oxide and manganese oxide
Xanthous refers to yellowish, red, auburn or brown hair
finishing up with more colors yellow
yellow-brown, yellowish and yellowish-brown
And that is just in English ...
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