Mazarine blue
Mazarine Maz`a*rine", a. Of or pertaining to Cardinal Mazarin, prime minister of France, 1643-1661. [1913 Webster]

{Mazarine Bible}, the first Bible, and perhaps the first complete book, printed with movable metal types; -- printed by Gutenberg at Mentz, 1450-55; -- so called because a copy was found in the Mazarine Library, at Paris, about 1760.

{Mazarine blue}, a deep blue color, named in honor of Cardinal Mazarin. [1913 Webster]


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  • Mazarine — Maz a*rine , a. Of or pertaining to Cardinal Mazarin, prime minister of France, 1643 1661. [1913 Webster] {Mazarine Bible}, the first Bible, and perhaps the first complete book, printed with movable metal types; printed by Gutenberg at Mentz,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mazarine Bible — Mazarine Maz a*rine , a. Of or pertaining to Cardinal Mazarin, prime minister of France, 1643 1661. [1913 Webster] {Mazarine Bible}, the first Bible, and perhaps the first complete book, printed with movable metal types; printed by Gutenberg at… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mazarine — Maz a*rine , n. Mazarine blue. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • mazarine — /maz euh reen , maz euh reen , rin/, n. 1. a deep, rich blue. 2. a silver strainer fitting over a meat dish and used for draining the water from boiled fish. [1665 75; < F, perh. named after Cardinal MAZARIN] * * * …   Universalium

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  • mazarine — n. & adj. a rich deep blue. Etymology: 17th c., perh. f. the name of Cardinal Mazarin, French statesman d. 1661, or Duchesse de Mazarin, French noblewoman d. 1699 …   Useful english dictionary

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