a color about midway between blue and green in the spectrum.

Origin of blue-green

First recorded in 1850–55 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for blue-green

Historical Examples of blue-green

  • The neighbors of green are a green-yellow on one hand and a blue-green on the other.

    A Color Notation

    Albert H. Munsell

  • It was a beautiful planet, perhaps a shade greener than the blue-green of earth.

    Breaking Point

    James E. Gunn

  • The blue-green of the ocean had not so fascinated as the mysticism of this broad view.

  • Lastly she put on the blue-green costume, with the turquoise and jade embroidery.

    The Dust Flower

    Basil King

  • It is mountain grown, and the bean is large and blue-green in color.

    All About Coffee

    William H. Ukers