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[From Latin caeruleus, dark blue; akin to caelum, sky.]
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a. a deep blue colour; azure
b. (as adjective): a cerulean sea.
[C17: from Latin caeruleus, probably from caelum sky]
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ce•ru•le•an(səˈru li ən)
deep blue; sky blue; azure.
[1660–70; < Latin caerule(us) dark blue (akin to caelum sky) + -an1]
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|Noun||1.||cerulean - a light shade of blue|
|Adj.||1.||cerulean - of a deep somewhat purplish blue color similar to that of a clear October sky; "October's bright blue weather"|
chromatic - being or having or characterized by hue
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