Prussian Blue Definition

noun
An insoluble dark blue pigment and dye, ferric ferrocyanide or one of its modifications.
American Heritage
A strong, dark blue.
Webster's New World
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adjective
Of a rich blue colour, tinted with green.
Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Prussian Blue

Noun

Singular:
Prussian blue
Plural:
prussian-blues

Origin of Prussian Blue

  • The pigment was discovered circa 1700 in the German state of Prussia by a paint-maker named Diesbach.

    From Wiktionary

  • From its having been discovered by an 18th-century color-maker in Berlin (then in Prussia)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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