(heraldry) In blazon, of the colour blue.
Origin of Azure
Old French azur, derived from Arabic لازوَرْد (lāzaward, “lapis lazuli”), dropping the l as if it were equivalent to the French article l'. The Arabic is from Persian لاجورد (lâjvard, “lapis lazuli”), from the region of Lajward in Turkestan.
Middle English from Old French azur from Medieval Latin azura from Arabic al-lāzaward the azure al- the lāzaward azure (from Persian lāzhuward lapis lazuli)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Compare with Italian azzurro and Spanish azul.
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