Ingrained: A Crush of Color

Share this:

When something is ingrained, it’s “deeply rooted” or “firmly fixed,” pertaining to qualities, dispositions, or habits. This figurative use of the word ingrain came into English in the 1850s, but its original sense is from the 1300s and had to do with the dried and pulverized insects used to make a color. In this episode, I share all the colors whose names come from the animals whose bodies we crushed or from whom we extracted secretions to make dyes, colors, and pigments.  

Supporters receive the written transcript to each episode.


HOW TO LISTEN / SUBSCRIBE TO THE ANIMALOGY PODCAST:

  1. Click PLAY on the player above.
  2. Listen and subscribe through Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsStitcherSpotifyiHeart RadioSoundcloud, or wherever you listen to podcasts. 
  3. Subscribe to the RSS feed

The Animalogy Podcast is listener-supported. Please join other supporters by going to Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau and becoming a patron.



Related Posts

No Critters Harmed: Colors Inspired by Living Animals
In a previous episode on words for different colors, an episode called Ingrained: A Crush of Color, I talked about the names we have for colors ba…
Eating Crow? Try Eating Humble Pie, Instead
If you’ve made a serious faux pas and need to acknowledge it with humility, you might be said to be “eating crow” or “eating humble pie,” both phra…
Piggyback: Animal Words with No Animal Origins
“Piggyback” has nothing to do with pigs! In fact, there are many seemingly animal-related words and phrases in the English language that have…

About Colleen

Hello, and welcome. I’m Colleen, aka The Joyful Vegan, and I’m here to give you the tools and resources you need to eat, cook, travel, and live compassionately and healthfully. 

Donating = Loving

For over twenty years, my work and podcast have remained free (and ad-free) and vibrant thanks to support from listeners, followers, and readers. I have no staff, no interns, and no assistant. What you see (and hear and watch) is a one-woman labor of love that is also my life and my livelihood. If this labor has impacted your life in the past year (or the past decades), please consider aiding its sustenance by becoming a patron or by making a one-time donation. Your support makes all the difference.

Favorite Things

Joyful Vegan Messageware

Wear your compassion on your sleeve (or chest or head!) by choosing any number of my message products.

GET YOUR FREE JOYFUL VEGAN GUIDE

Includes delicious plant-based recipes and a meal plan!




© 2022 ColleenPatrickGoudreau.com. All Rights Reserved.