cerulean

adjective ce·ru·le·an \ sə-ˈrü-lē-ən \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of cerulean

: resembling the blue of the sky

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Cerulean comes from the Latin word caeruleus, which means "dark blue" and is most likely from "caelum," the Latin word for "sky." An artist rendering a sky of blue in oils or watercolors might choose a tube of cerulean blue pigment. Birdwatchers in the eastern U.S. might look skyward and see a cerulean warbler (Dendroica cerulea). "Cerulean" is not the only color name that's closely associated with the sky. "Azure" (which ultimately comes from a Persian word for lapis lazuli, a rich blue stone) describes the color of a cloudless sky and can even be a noun meaning "the unclouded sky."

Origin and Etymology of cerulean

Latin caeruleus dark blue

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