Gouttes (drops) are sometimes blazoned by names that imply their color.
|Argent||White/Silver||Goutte d'eau||a drop of water|
|Azure||Blue||Goutte des larmes||a tear drop|
|Gules||Red||Goutte de sang||a drop of blood|
|Or||Yellow/Gold||Goutte d'Or||a drop of gold|
|Purpure||Purple||Goutte de pourpre||a drop of wine|
|Sable||Black||Goutte de poix||a drop of pitch/tar|
|Vert||Green||Goutte d'huile or
|a drop of olive oil|
What some gouttes represent has varied over time.
The plural of goutte is goutty (ie: goutty d'eau).
A picture of tinctured gouttes can be found
(created by Gotfrid von Schwaben).
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