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mazarine

[ maz-uh-reen, maz-uh-reen, -rin ]
/ ˌmæz əˈrin, ˈmæz əˌrin, -rɪn /
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noun

a deep, rich blue.
a silver strainer fitting over a meat dish and used for draining the water from boiled fish.

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Origin of mazarine

1665–75; <French, perhaps named after Cardinal Mazarin
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