ultramarine

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1ul·tra·ma·rine

noun \-mə-ˈrēn\

: a very bright blue color

Full Definition of ULTRAMARINE

1
a (1) :  a blue pigment prepared by powdering lapis lazuli (2) :  a similar pigment prepared from kaolin, soda ash, sulfur, and charcoal
b :  any of several related pigments
2
:  a vivid blue

Origin of ULTRAMARINE

Medieval Latin ultramarinus coming from beyond the sea, from Latin ultra- + mare sea — more at marine
First Known Use: 1598

2ultramarine

adjective

Definition of ULTRAMARINE

:  situated beyond the sea

First Known Use of ULTRAMARINE

1652

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