Yes, color temperature is by definition the spectrum of a black body heated to the specified temperature.
However, its measurement is accomplished by analyzing the red and blue components of the spectrum with absolutely no regard to green.
That's why color temperature meters like my Gossen Color Pro 3F give two readings, one for the color temperature and one for the green component.
The magnitude of the green component of a black body radiation curve can be inferred. Fluorescent lights do not have an emission spectrum that conforms to the black body model.
I'm quite familiar with spectral distribution, thank you. I used to teach color theory.
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