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ultramarine

noun ul·tra·ma·rine \ ˌəl-trə-mə-ˈrēn \

Definition of ultramarine

1 : a vivid blue
2 a (1) : a blue pigment prepared by powdering lapis lazuli
(2) : a similar pigment prepared from kaolin, soda ash, sulfur, and charcoal
b : any of several related pigments

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Origin and Etymology of ultramarine

Medieval Latin ultramarinus coming from beyond the sea, from Latin ultra- + mare sea — more at marine


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ultramarine

adjective

Definition of ultramarine

: situated beyond the sea

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First Known Use of ultramarine

1652


ULTRAMARINE Defined for English Language Learners

ultramarine

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Definition of ultramarine for English Language Learners

  • : a very bright blue color


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