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#7: Smalt 

Color:

Medium blue

About the Word:

The color name comes from the blue glass of the same name. Smalt is created by fusing together – melting – potassium carbonate, silica, and cobalt oxide; the word's Germanic ancestor means "to melt."

Full Definition:

: a moderate blue that is redder and duller than average copen, redder and deeper than azurite blue, Dresden blue, or pompadour, and greener and deeper than luster blue

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