Prussian blue definition by Webster's New World
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- any of a group of dark-blue powders, ferrocyanides of iron, used as dyes or pigments; esp., ferric ferrocyanide, Fe[Fe(CN)]
- a strong, dark blue
Origin: origin, originally discovered in Prussia (1704)
Prussian blue definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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- An insoluble dark blue pigment and dye, ferric ferrocyanide or one of its modifications.
- See iron blue.
- A moderate to strong blue or deep greenish blue.
Origin: From its having been discovered by an 18th-century color-maker in Berlin (then in Prussia).
prussian blue - Medical Definition
See Berlin blue.