Prussian blue


a moderate to deep greenish blue.
one of the iron blues, a dark-blue, crystalline, water-insoluble pigment, Fe4[Fe(CN)6]3, produced by reacting ferrocyanic acid or a ferrocyanide with a ferric compound: used in painting, fabric printing, and laundry bluing.



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Origin of Prussian blue

1715–25; translation of French bleu de Prusse, so called because it was discovered and first reported in Berlin, capital of Prussia Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for prussian blue

Prussian blue


any of a number of blue pigments containing ferrocyanide or ferricyanide complexes
  1. the blue or deep greenish-blue colour of this pigment
  2. (as adjective)a Prussian-blue carpet
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Medical definitions for prussian blue

Prussian blue
[ prŭshən ]


Berlin blue
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