Prussian blue

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Prussian blue

n.
1. An insoluble dark blue pigment and dye, ferric ferrocyanide or one of its modifications.
2. See iron blue.
3. A moderate to strong blue or deep greenish blue.

[From its having been discovered by an 18th-century color-maker in Berlin (then in Prussia).]
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Prussian blue

n
1. (Elements & Compounds) any of a number of blue pigments containing ferrocyanide or ferricyanide complexes
2. (Colours)
a. the blue or deep greenish-blue colour of this pigment
b. (as adjective): a Prussian-blue carpet.
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Prus′sian blue′


n.
1. a moderate to deep greenish blue.
2. a dark blue, crystalline, water-insoluble ferrocyanide pigment, C18Fe7N18, used in painting, fabric printing, and laundry bluing.
[1715-25]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Prussian blue - any of various blue pigments
pigment - dry coloring material (especially a powder to be mixed with a liquid to produce paint, etc.)
2.Prussian blue - a dark greenish-blue color
blue, blueness - blue color or pigment; resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime; "he had eyes of bright blue"
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Translations
Berliner Blau