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cerulean

[ suh-roo-lee-uhn ]
/ səˈru li ən /
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adjective, noun

deep blue; sky blue; azure.
Heraldry. a sky-blue tincture, used especially on the Continent.

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Origin of cerulean

1660–70; <Latin caerule(us) dark blue, azure (akin to caelum sky) + -an
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British Dictionary definitions for cerulean

cerulean
/ (sɪˈruːlɪən) /

noun

  1. a deep blue colour; azure
  2. (as adjective)a cerulean sea

Word Origin for cerulean

C17: from Latin caeruleus, probably from caelum sky
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