teal blue
noun Date: 1938 a dark greenish blue

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • teal blue — noun : a variable color averaging a dark greenish blue that is bluer and duller than average teal, duller and slightly greener than drake, and greener, lighter, and stronger than teal duck …   Useful english dictionary

  • bright teal blue — noun : a variable color averaging a moderate greenish blue that is greener than average peacock and greener and deeper than Brittany …   Useful english dictionary

  • Teal (color) — Teal, also called teal blue, is a medium to dark blueish green color of low saturation; a dark cyan. The color gets its name from the fact that it surrounds the eyes of the common teal, a member of the duck family. The complementary color of teal …   Wikipedia

  • teal — [tēl] n. [ME tele, akin to Du taling, MLowG telink ] 1. pl. teals or teal any of several small, short necked, freshwater wild ducks (genus Anas) 2. a dark grayish or greenish blue: also teal blue …   English World dictionary

  • teal — ► NOUN (pl. same or teals) 1) a small freshwater duck, typically with a bright blue green patch on the wing plumage. 2) (also teal blue) a dark greenish blue colour. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • teal — /teel/, n., pl. teals, (esp. collectively) teal for 1. 1. any of several species of small dabbling ducks, of worldwide distribution, usually traveling in tight flocks and frequenting ponds and marshes. 2. Also called teal blue. a medium to dark… …   Universalium

  • teal — noun (plural teal or teals) Etymology: Middle English tele; akin to Middle Dutch teling teal Date: 14th century 1. any of various widely distributed small short necked dabblers (genus Anas) compare blue winged teal, green winged teal 2. teal blue …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • teal duck — noun 1. : teal 2. : a dark greenish blue that is bluer and duller than average teal, averaging teal blue, drake, or duckling …   Useful english dictionary

  • teal — [[t]til[/t]] n. pl. teals, (esp. collectively)teal 1) orn any of several small dabbling ducks, esp. of the genus Anas[/ex] 2) Also called teal′ blue′. a medium to dark greenish blue • Etymology: 1275–1325; ME tele; akin to MD tēling, teiling, MLG …   From formal English to slang

  • teal — noun (plural same or teals) 1》 a small freshwater duck, typically with a blue green band of plumage on the wing. [Anas crecca and related species.] 2》 (also teal blue) a dark greenish blue colour. Origin ME: of unknown origin …   English new terms dictionary

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