cadet blue


Definition of cadet blue

1 : 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
2 : a moderate blue that is redder and duller than average copen and redder and deeper than azurite blue or Dresden blue

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First Known Use of cadet blue

1841, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Cadet blue.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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