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cobalt blue

  1. a deep blue to a strong greenish-blue color.
  2. any of a number of pigments containing an oxide of cobalt.
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Origin of cobalt blue

First recorded in 1825–35
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cobalt blue

  1. Also called: Thénard's blue any greenish-blue pigment containing cobalt aluminate, usually made by heating cobaltous sulphate, aluminium oxide, and phosphoric acid together
    1. a deep blue to greenish-blue colour
    2. (as adjective)a cobalt-blue car
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