Azure (color)


Azure (color)

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Dodger blue

At right is displayed the color Air Force blue.

Azure in human culture

Astronomy
* The planet Neptune is azure.Automobiles
* The 2004 Ford Mustang Mach 1 featured a blue hue color option called Azure Blue.Computer Games
* In the computer game Diablo using an eldritch shrine will give you the message "Crimson and "Azure" becomes as the sun"
* In the classic first person shooter game Quake, a level is titled "Azure Agony", and features a blue color scheme.
* In the turn-based strategy game, the Azure Dragon is the strongest creature the player could possibly recruit, it's power surpassing that of regular creatures by far.
* In World of WarCraft, players will sometimes find a giant Blue Dragon named Azuregos walking around Azshara. He can be defeated by players. He also plays a small role in the opening of Ahn'Qiraj event. His name is an obvious take on the color Azure.Cultural Associations
* The Azure Dragon is one of the Four Symbols of the Chinese constellations. It is sometimes called the "Azure Dragon of the East".Food
* Berry Blue Jell-O is a bright azure color.Geography
* "Azure" Coast (Côte d'Azur) is a name commonly used for the French Riviera, part of France's southeastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea.Horticulture
* After 13 years of joint research by an Australian company Florigene, and Japanese company Suntory, a blue rose was created in 2004 using genetic engineering. The actual color of this rose is azure.Literature
* In Poetry, azure is often used to represent or refer to the sky or Heaven."'New Age Philosophy
* The fifth (vishuddha) chakra is represented by the color azure or blue.Oceanography
* "Azure" is often used in France to describe the Mediterranean Sea.Panelology
* Azure Blue is a fictional character who was created by Carl Barks for The Walt Disney Company. He first appeared as an evil miser in "The Golden Helmet" in Donald Duck Four Color #308.Vexillology
* Nations which use shades of Azure in their flags include Argentina, Azerbaijan, Guatemala, Kazakhstan, Namibia, Palau, San Marino, Somalia, Sweden, and Ukraine.
* The flag of the United Nations is a shade of azure called "United Nations blue".
* The Bisexual pride flag uses a shade of azure, Pantone Blue #286.Video Games
* In the first .hack// game series on PlayStation 2, two of the friends of the main character, Kite, are known by special names. They are Orca of the Azure Sea and Balmung of the Azure Sky. In the .hack//G.U. games, there is also a character whose name is Azure Flame Kite, for he is surrounded by blue flames.
* In the fighting game series Soul Calibur, the character Nightmare is nicknamed the Azure Knight.
* Azelf from Pokémon Diamond and Pearl is named for the color azure and the mythological creature, the elf.
* In Sonic the Hedgehog 3 on Sega Genesis, one of the 2-player stages is called Azure Lake.

References

See also

* Azure (color used in heraldry)
* St. Patrick's Blue
* List of colors


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  • Azure — Az ure (?; 277), a. [F. & OSp. azur, Sp. azul, through Ar. from Per. l[=a]jaward, or l[=a]juward, lapis lazuli, a blue color, l[=a]jaward[=i], l[=a]juward[=i], azure, cerulean, the initial l having been dropped, perhaps by the influence of the Ar …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Azure — Az ure, n. 1. The lapis lazuli. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. The clear blue color of the sky; also, a pigment or dye of this color. In robes of azure. Wordsworth. [1913 Webster] 3. The blue vault above; the unclouded sky. [1913 Webster] Not like… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Azure (journal) — Azure , subtitled Ideas for the Jewish Nation , is the journal of the Shalem Center, an academic institute in Jerusalem. The magazine is published quarterly in English and in Hebrew; the Hebrew edition is Israel s leading journal of public… …   Wikipedia


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