peacock blue



a lustrous greenish blue, as of certain peacock feathers.

Origin of peacock blue

First recorded in 1880–85 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for peacock blue

Historical Examples of peacock blue

  • Some years ago very up-to-date young wives "aspinalled" everything pea-green or peacock-blue.

    Chats on Old Clocks

    Arthur Hayden

  • The parquet floor was almost hidden by priceless rugs from Teheran—white, brick-dust color, and peacock-blue.

    The Angel

    Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull

  • The colour of the ball or flower in one case was a peacock-blue and in the other dead black.

  • Copper gives a peacock-blue which becomes green if the proportion of the copper oxide is increased.

  • He rode a white horse and wore a robe of orange-yellow brocaded silk, its wide sleeves faced with peacock-blue.

    Caravans By Night

    Harry Hervey

British Dictionary definitions for peacock blue

peacock blue


  1. a greenish-blue colour
  2. (as adjective)a peacock-blue car
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