CRGB Color as a Variable

Is there a way to call the color as an assignable variable in a CRGB line:

leds = CRGB:: Orange;
replaced with
myVariable = Orange;
leds = CRGB:: myVariable;
if so what would be the data type?

PaulRB answered my same question here.

Also, one of the sample sketches shows how colors are defined and passed to functions:

/* 
  ****************************************************************
 * fastLED_Cylon.ino
 *
 * Example of defining a CRGB color using Hex,
 * and passing that to a function.
 *
 * Marc Miller, Feb 2017
 ****************************************************************
*/


#include "FastLED.h"
#define DATA_PIN    D1
#define LED_TYPE    WS2811
#define COLOR_ORDER GRB
#define NUM_LEDS    251

#define BRIGHTNESS  200
#define FRAMES_PER_SECOND  120
CRGB leds[NUM_LEDS];

#define MGPu CRGB(0x8010ff) // Mardi Gras Purple
#define MGGr CRGB(0x2cb004) // Green
#define MGGo CRGB(0xff4a00) // Gold


//---------------------------------------------------------------
void setup() {
  Serial.begin(115200);   // Allows serial monitor output (check baud rate)
  delay(3000);            // 3 second delay for recovery
  FastLED.addLeds<LED_TYPE, DATA_PIN, COLOR_ORDER>(leds, NUM_LEDS).setCorrection(TypicalLEDStrip);
  FastLED.setBrightness(BRIGHTNESS);
}


//---------------------------------------------------------------
void loop() {
  cylon(MGPu);  // Purple.  (Call cylon function with this color.)
  //cylon(MGGr);  // Green
  //cylon(MGGo);  // Gold
}


//---------------------------------------------------------------


// ========================== cylon ==========================
void cylon(CRGB streakcolor) {
  // Forward
  for (int i = 0; i < NUM_LEDS; i++) {
    leds[i] = streakcolor;
    FastLED.show();
    fadeall();
    delay(10);
  }
  // Reverse
  for (int i = (NUM_LEDS) - 1; i >= 0; i--) {
    leds[i] = streakcolor;
    FastLED.show();
    fadeall();
    delay(10);
  }
}


// ========================== fadeall ==========================
void fadeall()  {
  for (int i = 0; i < NUM_LEDS; i++) {
    leds[i].nscale8(250);
  }
}

Perfect! Thank you!