Antwerp blue

noun

Definition of Antwerp blue

1 : any of various iron-blue pigments (such as one containing alumina or a zinc compound)
2 : a moderate blue that is greener and duller than average copen and greener and deeper than azurite blue, Dresden blue, or pompadour

called also Harlem blue, mineral blue

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“Antwerp blue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Antwerp%20blue. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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