eton blue

noun, often capitalized E

Definition of eton blue

: a light bluish green that is bluer and duller than average aqua green (see aqua green sense 1) or average turquoise green and bluer and deeper than robin's-egg blue (see robbin's-egg blue )

called also Cambridge blue

First Known Use of eton blue

1851, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for eton blue

so called from its being the school color

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“Eton blue.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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