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Gender: F Origin of Isabelline: Variation of Isabella and color name

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With the popularity of Isabella, you might think of Isabelline as a further elaboration -- though it would be the definition of gilding the lily. But Isabelline is also a color, an amorphous pale yellow-gray-cream most often seen in horses' coats or birds' plumage.

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The name of the color Isabelline is though to have originated from a story about Infanta Isabella of Spain. Isabella (is claimed) to have vowed not to change her underwear until the Siege of Ostead ended (it lasted three years), thus her discolored underwear became the namesake for the hue Isabelline.