cadet blue


: a variable color averaging a grayish blue that is redder and paler than electric, greener and slightly paler than copenhagen, and redder, lighter, and stronger than Gobelin
: a moderate blue that is redder and duller than average copen and redder and deeper than azurite blue or Dresden blue

Word History

First Known Use

1841, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of cadet blue was in 1841

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“Cadet blue.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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