of the color ultramarine.
beyond the sea.
a blue pigment consisting of powdered lapis lazuli.
a similar artificial blue pigment.
any of various other pigments.
a deep-blue color.
Origin of ultramarine
< Medieval Latin ultrāmarīnus,
equivalent to Latin ultrā ultra-
+ marīnus marine
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Related Words for ultramarineblue-green
Examples from the Web for ultramarine
Historical Examples of ultramarine
The colour of ultramarine is brought out by successive heatings.
Nevertheless, ultramarine is not always entitled to the whole of this commendation.
The Alexandrian was the most valued, as approaching the nearest to ultramarine.
He did not see the back curtain, or Orion blazing in the ultramarine blue.
The colours most useful are ultramarine, vermilion, and chrome yellow in powder.
British Dictionary definitions for ultramarine
a blue pigment consisting of sodium and aluminium silicates and some sodium sulphide, obtained by powdering natural lapis lazuli or made synthetically: used in paints, printing ink, plastics, etc
a vivid blue colour
of the colour ultramarine
from across the seas
Word Origin for ultramarine
C17: from Medieval Latin ultramarinus, from ultrā beyond (see ultra-) + mare sea; so called because the lapis lazuli from which the pigment was made was imported from Asia
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Word Origin and History for ultramarine
1590s, "blue pigment made from lapis lazuli," from Medieval Latin ultramarinus, literally "beyond the sea," from ultra- "beyond" + marinus "of the sea" (see marine). So called because the mineral was imported from Asia by sea.
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