capri blue

noun, often capitalized

Definition of capri blue

1 : a vivid blue that is greener and slightly less strong than Ch'ing and greener and duller than Cleopatra or ultramarine — compare capri
2 : a blue oxazine dye

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History and Etymology for capri blue

from Capri, island in the Bay of Naples, Italy; probably from the famous blue grotto on the island

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“Capri blue.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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