Azureous

Related to Azureous: azures, Azores Islands

A`zu´re`ous


a.1.(Zool.) Of a fine blue color; azure.
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The reader can also relish a geographically "displaced" Caribbean creolism in the same breath as an Africanism, in formulas such as "quartier poto-poto ou les cases avaient l'air petries avec du caca-boeuf;" (13) that is "a mess of an area where huts looked like they were kneaded out of cattle-dung"; or smile at "krazurs de ciel azur," (14) where the fun comes from the stylistic clash between "poetic" standard French and a Creole paronym (azur/ecrasure, from ecraser, to crush), yielding "krazurs de ciel azure" for "tidbits of azureous sky" (my rendering).