Prussian blue


noun

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

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British Dictionary definitions for Prussian blue

Prussian blue

noun

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 ]

n.

Berlin blue
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