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ultramarine

[ uhl-truh-muh-reen ]
/ ˌʌl trə məˈrin /
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adjective

of the color ultramarine.
beyond the sea.

noun

a blue pigment consisting of powdered lapis lazuli.
a similar artificial blue pigment.
any of various other pigments.
a deep-blue color.

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Origin of ultramarine

1590–1600; <Medieval Latin ultrāmarīnus, equivalent to Latin ultrāultra- + marīnusmarine
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British Dictionary definitions for ultramarine

ultramarine
/ (ˌʌltrəməˈriːn) /

noun

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

adjective

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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