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: the blue color of the clear sky
: the heraldic color blue
: the unclouded sky
: lapis lazuli
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14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 3
Middle English asur, from Anglo-French azeure, probably from Old Spanish, modification of Arabic lāzaward, from Persian lāzhuward
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: the blue color of the sky
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: the blue color of the clear daytime sky
: any of several dyes used as biological stains
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