cornflower blue


: a moderate purplish blue

Examples of cornflower blue in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cornflower blue was in 1907

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“Cornflower blue.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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