derby blue


often capitalized D
: a dark violet that is bluer, lighter, and stronger than plum purple (see plum purple sense 2) and bluer and stronger than average blue plum

called also elderberry

Word History


so called from the characteristic color of Derby China

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“Derby blue.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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