gentian blue

    • a purplish-blue colour

    • (as adjective): gentian-blue shoes

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How to use gentian blue in a sentence

  • Around her neck was the Necklace she wore in all the ages, showing greenish in a dusk of gentian blue.

    I, Mary MacLane | Mary MacLane
  • Gentian-blue is a useful word, bringing to mind the piercingly powerful hue of the Gentianella.

    Wood and Garden | Gertrude Jekyll
  • Another guest room was done in gentian blue and white, with a little buff and rose-color in small things.

    The House in Good Taste | Elsie de Wolfe
  • "For other things, also," she said, letting her eyes of gentian-blue rest on the young man.

    The Flaming Jewel | Robert W. Chambers
  • As Theodore sped through the Copper-Market in the morning, he looked up; the sky was of the deepest gentian blue.

    Historic Oddities | Sabine Baring-Gould