a subdued bluish gray.
Grey vs. GrayGrey and gray are both accepted in the English language. They refer to a color of a neutral tone between black and white, and can also be used metaphorically to convey gloom and dullness. However, gray is the more popular spelling in the US, while grey reigns supreme in the UK as well as Ireland, Australia, and other places that use British English. For centuries, …
Origin of battleship gray
An Americanism dating back to 1825–35
Related formsbat·tle·ship-gray, adjective
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