cornflower blue

noun

Definition of cornflower blue 

: a moderate purplish blue

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Last month, Meghan made an appearance at the nuptials of Princess Diana’s niece Celia McCorquodale wearing a white long-sleeve Oscar de la Renta dress decorated with a cornflower blue floral toile print. Jillian Ruffo, PEOPLE.com, "Selena Gomez Borrows from Meghan Markle's Wardrobe in the Sexy Version of Her Wedding Guest Dress," 2 July 2018 In this case, the lovely floral wallpaper has shades of champagne, olive, and cornflower blue, which translate well when applied to furnishings and neighboring walls. Stephanie Granada, Sunset, "10 Wallpaper Styles That Will Wake up Your Living Room," 22 Jan. 2018 Indigo Intel The blue base is cut with subtle white threads for a dusty cornflower blue hue. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "The Chambray Shirt: Why Every Man Needs This All-American Staple," 3 July 2018 Sophie, Countess of Wessex CHRIS RADBURN—AFP/Getty Images Sophie, Countess of Wessex, selected a cornflower blue fascinator to match her pale blue ensemble. Cady Lang, Time, "The Craziest, Most British Hats Guests Wore to the Royal Wedding," 19 May 2018 Good-bye to your cornflower blue eyes, your big and patient heart, your smile, your long aristocratic feet. Hartford Courant, courant.com, "A Time To Die And Be Reborn: Poems By Priscilla Wear Ellsworth," 19 Apr. 2018 Pippa substituted her famous bridesmaid dress for an emerald green Temperley London gown, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall swapped her water-color Anna Valentine ensemble for a cornflower blue tunic dress. Marcia Moody, Town & Country, "Why Pippa Middleton's Guests Have to Bring Two Outfits to Her Wedding," 19 May 2017 Anya Ziourova recently wore a pantsuit in just the perfect cornflower blue shade. Kerry Pieri, Harper's BAZAAR, "Shop the Street Style Look: Blue is the Warmest Color," 27 July 2015 The Australian teenager, an otherwise sunny, ebullient girl with cornflower blue eyes, is sitting in front of a camera on her pink bed, wearing a knitted beanie, sobbing. Travis Mchenry, Marie Claire, "What It's Like to Die Online," 13 Mar. 2018

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1907, in the meaning defined above

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