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azure

[ azh-er ]
/ ˈæʒ ər /
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adjective

of or having a light, purplish shade of blue, like that of a clear and unclouded sky.
Heraldry. of the tincture or color blue.

noun

the blue of a clear or unclouded sky.
a light, purplish blue.
Heraldry. the tincture or color blue.
the clear, cloudless sky.

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Origin of azure

1275–1325; Middle English asure<Anglo-French, Old French, ultimately alteration of Arabic al lazuwar(d) (by misdividing the initial l together with the article) <Persian lāzhuwardlapis lazuli
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British Dictionary definitions for azure

azure
/ (ˈæʒə, -ʒʊə, ˈeɪ-) /

noun

a deep blue, occasionally somewhat purple, similar to the colour of a clear blue sky
poetic a clear blue sky

adjective

of the colour azure; serene
(usually postpositive) heraldry of the colour blue

Word Origin for azure

C14: from Old French azur, from Old Spanish, from Arabic lāzaward lapis lazuli, from Persian lāzhuward
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Medical definitions for azure

azure
[ ăzhər ]

n.

Any of various dyes used in biological stains, especially for blood and nuclear staining.
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