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ultramarine

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noun ul·tra·ma·rine \ˌəl-trə-mə-ˈrēn\

Definition of ultramarine

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

  2. 2 :  a vivid blue

Origin and Etymology of ultramarine

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


First Known Use: 1598


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ultramarine

adjective ul·tra·ma·rine

Definition of ultramarine

  1. :  situated beyond the sea

1652

First Known Use of ultramarine

1652


ULTRAMARINE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of ultramarine for English Language Learners

  • : a very bright blue color


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