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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A vivid blue to purple-blue color; Blue pigment made of powdered lapis lazuli adj. - Of a brilliant pure blue to purplish blue color.

Usage examples (33)
  • Then he looked at the third, whereon he found written in ultramarine these two couplets,
  • "Blue as the veins o'er the Madonna's breast," from which the beautiful pigment called ultramarine is extracted.
  • Anything "ultramarine" is not usually safe.
  • 1828 M. Guimet succeeded in making an artificial ultramarine, known now extensively as French ultramarine, which is little, if at all, inferior in beauty to lazurite. for more
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