della robbia blue

noun

del·​la rob·​bia blue
¦delə¦räbēə-,
-rōb-
often capitalized R
: a variable color averaging a light blue that is redder and deeper than average forget-me-not (see forget-me-not sense 2a)

Word History

Etymology

after Della Robbia, family of Italian painters and sculptors of the 15th and 16th cents.

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“Della robbia blue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/della%20robbia%20blue. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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