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a. A blue pigment made from powdered lapis lazuli.
b. A similar pigment made synthetically by heating clay, sodium carbonate, and sulfur together.
2. A vivid or strong blue to purplish blue.
1. Of the color ultramarine.
2. Of or from a place beyond the sea.
[From Medieval Latin ultrāmarīnus, from beyond the sea : Latin ultrā, ultra- + Latin marīnus, of the sea (from mare, sea; see mori- in Indo-European roots).]
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1. (Dyeing) a blue pigment consisting of sodium and aluminium silicates and some sodium sulphide, obtained by powdering natural lapis lazuli or made synthetically: used in paints, printing ink, plastics, etc
2. (Colours) a vivid blue colour
3. (Colours) of the colour ultramarine
4. (Physical Geography) from across the seas
[C17: from Medieval Latin ultramarinus, from ultrā beyond (see ultra-) + mare sea; so called because the lapis lazuli from which the pigment was made was imported from Asia]
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ul•tra•ma•rine(ˌʌl trə məˈrin)
1. of a deep blue color.
2. beyond the sea.n.
3. a blue pigment consisting of powdered lapis lazuli.
4. a similar artificial blue pigment.
5. any of various related pigments.
6. a deep blue color.
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ultramarine- First a blue pigment made from lapis lazuli, imported from Asia by sea, so, in Latin, it was ultramarinus, "beyond the seas."
See also related terms for lapis lazuli.
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|Noun||1.||ultramarine - blue pigment made of powdered lapis lazuli|
pigment - dry coloring material (especially a powder to be mixed with a liquid to produce paint, etc.)
|2.||ultramarine - a vivid blue to purple-blue color|
|Adj.||1.||ultramarine - of a brilliant pure blue to purplish blue color|
chromatic - being or having or characterized by hue
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1. adj → oltremarino/a
2. n → oltremarino
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