slate blue
noun Date: 1796 a grayish-blue color

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  • slate blue — slate blue, adj. a moderate to dark grayish blue. [1790 1800] * * * …   Universalium

  • slate blue — slate′ blue′ n. fia a moderate to dark grayish blue • Etymology: 1790–1800 …   From formal English to slang

  • slate blue — noun : a variable color averaging a grayish blue that is redder and paler than electric, greener and less strong than copenhagen, redder, stronger, and slightly lighter than Gobelin, and greener and slightly paler than old china called also blue… …   Useful english dictionary

  • slate-blue — See slate blue. * * * …   Universalium

  • slate blue — 1. noun A dark, bluish grey colour. 2. adjective Of a dark, bluish grey colour …   Wiktionary

  • Slate-blue Seedeater — Taxobox name = Slate blue Seedeater status = NT | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves subclassis = Neornithes infraclassis = Neognathae superordo = Neoaves ordo = Passeriformes subordo = Passeri infraordo =… …   Wikipedia

  • slate — slate1 [slāt] n. [ME sclate < OFr esclate, fem. of esclat: see SLAT1] 1. a hard, fine grained, metamorphic rock, typically formed from shale, that cleaves naturally into thin, smooth surfaced layers 2. a thin piece of slate or slatelike… …   English World dictionary

  • Blue-billed Duck — Conservation status Near Threatened (I …   Wikipedia

  • slate grey — slate blue/​grey phrase a dark grey or greyish colour Thesaurus: colourshyponym Main entry: slate …   Useful english dictionary

  • blue whale — blue′ whale′ n. mam a baleen whale, Balaenoptera musculus, having furrowed, slate blue skin: at up to 100 ft. (30.5 m) long, the largest mammal ever known • Etymology: 1850–55 …   From formal English to slang

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