Berlin blue
Prussian Prus"sian, a. [From Prussia, the country: cf. F. prussien.] Of or pertaining to Prussia. -- n. A native or inhabitant of Prussia. [1913 Webster]

{Prussian blue} (Chem.), any one of several complex double cyanides of ferrous and ferric iron; specifically, a dark blue amorphous substance having a coppery luster, obtained by adding a solution of potassium ferrocyanide (yellow prussiate of potash) to a ferric salt. It is used in dyeing, in ink, etc. Called also {Williamson's blue}, {insoluble Prussian blue}, {Berlin blue}, etc.

{Prussian carp} (Zo["o]l.) See {Gibel}.

{Prussian green}. (Chem.) Same as {Berlin green}, under {Berlin}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Berlin blue — Berlin Ber lin, n. [The capital of Prussia] 1. A four wheeled carriage, having a sheltered seat behind the body and separate from it, invented in the 17th century, at Berlin. [1913 Webster] 2. Fine worsted for fancy work; zephyr worsted; called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Berlin blue — Blue Blue (bl[=u]), n. 1. One of the seven colors into which the rays of light divide themselves, when refracted through a glass prism; the color of the clear sky, or a color resembling that, whether lighter or darker; a pigment having such color …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • berlin blue — noun Usage: often capitalized 1st B 1. : any of various iron blue pigments 2. : prussian blue 2 * * * Berlin blue noun Prussian blue • • • Main Entry: ↑berlin …   Useful english dictionary

  • Berlin blue — noun see prussian blue * * * Berlin blue noun Prussian blue • • • Main Entry: ↑berlin …   Useful english dictionary

  • Berlin blue — Berlyno mėlynasis statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Mėlynos spalvos pigmentas, gaminamas iš kompleksinių geležies(II) cianidų. atitikmenys: angl. Berlin blue; ferroferrocyanide; iron blue; Paris blue; Prussian blue rus. берлинская лазурь;… …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • Berlin blue — Ferric ferrocyanide; a dye used for injection studies of blood vessel s and lymphatics, and in staining of siderocytes. SYN: Prussian blue. * * * Prussian b …   Medical dictionary

  • Berlin blue — Берлинская лазурь …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • Berlin — Ber lin, n. [The capital of Prussia] 1. A four wheeled carriage, having a sheltered seat behind the body and separate from it, invented in the 17th century, at Berlin. [1913 Webster] 2. Fine worsted for fancy work; zephyr worsted; called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Berlin black — Berlin Ber lin, n. [The capital of Prussia] 1. A four wheeled carriage, having a sheltered seat behind the body and separate from it, invented in the 17th century, at Berlin. [1913 Webster] 2. Fine worsted for fancy work; zephyr worsted; called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Berlin green — Berlin Ber lin, n. [The capital of Prussia] 1. A four wheeled carriage, having a sheltered seat behind the body and separate from it, invented in the 17th century, at Berlin. [1913 Webster] 2. Fine worsted for fancy work; zephyr worsted; called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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