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Nile blue

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  1. pale greenish blue.

Origin of Nile blue

First recorded in 1880–85
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Examples from the Web for nile blue

Historical Examples

  • The dark girl had a Nile-blue gown of some light material, and in style somewhat resembling the Greek.

    Dr. Dumany's Wife

    Mr Jkai

British Dictionary definitions for nile blue

Nile blue

    1. a pale greenish-blue colour
    2. (as adjective)a Nile-blue carpet
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