eton blue

noun

often capitalized E
: 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

Word History

Etymology

so called from its being the school color

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of eton blue was in 1851

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“Eton blue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eton%20blue. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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