slate blue

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 slate

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slate-blue, adj.
a moderate to dark grayish blue.
[1790-1800]

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slate blue/​grey phrase
a dark grey or greyish colour
Thesaurus: colourshyponym
Main entry: slate

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slate blue,
a dull blue with a grayish tinge.

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noun [noncount]
: a grayish-blue color
slate blue adj

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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