In addition to the aforementioned tinctures, there is a special consideration termed 'proper'. The term is used when a charge is emblazoned in a manner as it appears in nature and is considered heraldic shorthand. Thus, instead of saying A pine tree vert, trunked brun, one blazons it A pine tree proper
|A pomegranate proper||A fox proper||A pine tree proper|
The Glossary of Terms lists the conventional 'proper' colourings of different charges as established by precendent.