Saxon blue
Saxon Sax"on, a. Of or pertaining to the Saxons, their country, or their language. (b) Anglo-Saxon. (c) Of or pertaining to Saxony or its inhabitants. [1913 Webster]

{Saxon blue} (Dyeing), a deep blue liquid used in dyeing, and obtained by dissolving indigo in concentrated sulphuric acid. --Brande & C.

{Saxon green} (Dyeing), a green color produced by dyeing with yellow upon a ground of Saxon blue. [1913 Webster]


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  • Saxon — Sax on, a. Of or pertaining to the Saxons, their country, or their language. (b) Anglo Saxon. (c) Of or pertaining to Saxony or its inhabitants. [1913 Webster] {Saxon blue} (Dyeing), a deep blue liquid used in dyeing, and obtained by dissolving… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Saxon green — Saxon Sax on, a. Of or pertaining to the Saxons, their country, or their language. (b) Anglo Saxon. (c) Of or pertaining to Saxony or its inhabitants. [1913 Webster] {Saxon blue} (Dyeing), a deep blue liquid used in dyeing, and obtained by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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