ultramarine


ultramarine

adjective

  1. of the color ultramarine.
  2. beyond the sea.

noun

  1. a blue pigment consisting of powdered lapis lazuli.
  2. a similar artificial blue pigment.
  3. any of various other pigments.
  4. a deep-blue color.

noun

  1. 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. a vivid blue colour

adjective

  1. of the colour ultramarine
  2. from across the seas

n.1590s, “blue pigment made from lapis lazuli,” from Medieval Latin ultramarinus, literally “beyond the sea,” from ultra- “beyond” + marinus “of the sea” (see marine). So called because the mineral was imported from Asia by sea.

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