cyanine blue


: a strong blue that is greener and deeper than Sèvres and redder and darker than cerulean blue (see cerulean blue sense 1b)

called also Leitch's blue

: a deep purplish blue that is less strong and very slightly redder than sapphire (see sapphire sense 2a) and bluer and duller than hyacinth blue or Mazarine blue
or less commonly cyanine : a blue pigment consisting of a mixture of cobalt blue and Prussian blue

called also Leitch's blue


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