Hortense de Beauharnais

biographical name

Definition of Hortense de Beauharnais

 (Entry 1 of 3)

— see beauharnais

hortense blue

noun (1), often capitalized H
hor·​tense blue | \ ˈhȯrˌten(t)s-\

Definition of hortense blue (Entry 2 of 3)

: prussian blue

hortense violet

noun (2), often capitalized H

Definition of hortense violet (Entry 3 of 3)

: a moderate purple that is bluer and duller than heliotrope (see heliotrope sense 4a), bluer, lighter, and stronger than average amethyst, and bluer, stronger, and slightly lighter than manganese violet

History and Etymology for Hortense de Beauharnais

Noun (1)

probably from the name Hortense

Noun (2)

probably from the name Hortense

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