saxe blue

/ (sæks) /

noun

  1. a light greyish-blue colour
  2. (as adjective)a saxe-blue dress

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Word Origin for saxe blue

C19: from French Saxe Saxony, source of a dye of this colour
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Example sentences from the Web for saxe blue

  • She had on her tussore in saxe-blue, trimmed with guipure lace, and was as pretty as ever, and as sad.

    A Likely Story|William De Morgan