clair de lune

\ ¦kla(a)rdᵊl¦ün, -ler- \
plural clair de lunes

Definition of clair de lune

1 : a pale blue or green-blue glaze used on porcelain also : porcelain of this color
2 : a bluish gray that is greener and paler than average dusk (see dusk sense 3a), lighter than Medici blue, and stronger than puritan gray

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History and Etymology for clair de lune

French, literally, moonlight

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“Clair de lune.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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