aquamarine

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin aqua (water) + marinus (marine), adjective form from mare (sea)

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aquamarine (plural aquamarines)

  1. The bluish-green colour of the sea.
    aquamarine colour:    
  2. A bluish-green variety of beryl.
    • 1956, Delano Ames, chapter 4, Crime out of Mind[1]:
      Before we could embark on the details of his mother's health we were joined by a fair, plump woman of indefinite age, who had once been—and at moments still was—very pretty. She wore a simple black silk dress, perhaps in deference to Tilly's death, though the note of mourning was jarred by flamboyant aquamarine ear-rings and too much rouge.

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aquamarine (not comparable)

  1. Of a bluish-green colour.

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