Is it such a funny name for a color that every novel on Elizabethan England has to riff on it? For Christ's sake, can we please find some way to characterize the court and courtiers besides listing silly color names? Please? We're supposed to be writers, here, looking for the telling and original detail.
Memo: Dead Spaniard is no longer the telling and original detail. Personally, I'm partial to inciannomati.
In fact, I think I'll use that today.