robin's-egg blue

robin's-egg blue
robin's-egg blue [rä′bənz eg΄ ]
a light greenish blue

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  • robin's-egg blue — noun 1. : a variable color averaging a light greenish blue that is bluer and paler than average turquoise (sense 2a) or average turquoise blue and bluer and deeper than average aqua blue compare robin s egg 2. : a light bluish green that is… …   Useful english dictionary

  • robin's-egg blue — rob′in s egg blue′ n. a pale green to light greenish blue color • Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • robin's-egg blue — 1. noun A greenish blue colour, like that of a robins egg. 2. adjective Of a greenish blue colour, like that of a robins egg …   Wiktionary

  • robin's-egg blue — /rob inz eg / a pale green to a light greenish blue color. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • robin's-egg blue — noun N. Amer. a greenish blue colour …   English new terms dictionary

  • robin's egg — noun : a grayish blue that is greener and paler than electric or copenhagen, lighter, stronger, and slightly greener than Gobelin, and greener and lighter than old china compare robin s egg blue …   Useful english dictionary

  • Robin egg blue — Robin egg blue, also called eggshell blue, approximates the shade of the eggs laid by the American Robin.The first recorded use of robin egg blue as a color name in English was in 1873. [ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw… …   Wikipedia

  • blue — adjective 1) bright blue eyes Syn: sky blue, azure, cobalt, sapphire, navy, powder blue, midnight blue, Prussian blue, electric blue, indigo, royal blue, ice blue, baby blue, air force blue, robin s egg blue, peacock blue, u …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • robin — (n.) common European songbird, 1540s, shortening of Robin Redbreast (mid 15c.), from masc. personal name ROBIN (Cf. Robin). It ousted the native ruddock, which is related to RED (Cf. red). In North America, the name was applied to the red… …   Etymology dictionary

  • blue — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. azure, indigo, sapphire (see color); delft; severe, puritanical; sad, dejected, depressed, dispirited, downhearted; risqué, profane. See impurity, dejection.Ant., happy. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1.… …   English dictionary for students