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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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for azure

azure
[ ăzhər ]

n.
Any of various dyes used in biological stains, especially for blood and nuclear staining.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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