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Where does the term jet-black come from?

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Answered 2007-06-25 18:58:17

This phrase comes from the stone "jet." Jet is a black stone used in jewelery, so "jet-black" refers to the color of the stone Middle English, from Anglo-Norman geet, from Latin gagts, from Greek, after Gagas, a town of Lycia.]adj.
Made of or resembling a dense, black, highly polished coal.
Black as coal; jet-black: jet hair. Above taken from Viper1

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