Ultramarine meaning

ŭltrə-mə-rēn
A vivid or strong blue to purplish blue.
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Of the color ultramarine.
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Of or from a place beyond the sea.
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Beyond the sea.
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Deep-blue.
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A blue pigment originally made by grinding lapis lazuli to a powder.
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A blue pigment of similar chemical composition prepared from other substances.
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Any of certain other pigments.

Yellow ultramarine.

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Deep blue.
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A brilliant blue pigment that is either extracted from mineral deposits or made synthetically.
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(colour) A brilliant pure dark blue or slightly purplish colour.

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Of a brilliant blue colour.
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Beyond the sea.

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Origin of ultramarine

  • From Medieval Latin ultrāmarīnus from beyond the sea Latin ultrā ultra- Latin marīnus of the sea (from mare sea mori- in Indo-European roots)

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