あお

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For pronunciation and definitions of あお – see the following entry at .
あお【青】
[noun]blue
  1. one of three primary colours
  2. a shade of blue to blue green
[noun]Short for 青信号 (ao-shingō): green (traffic light color, as the color of plants)
[noun]the black, bluish color of a horse's hair; also, such a horse
[noun](card games) Short for 青短, 青丹 (aotan): one of the three hanafuda cards bearing a blue 短冊 (tanzaku, narrow card used for poetry); a (yaku) of the three aotan cards, worth 3 points
[noun](card games) a blue card in 天正カルタ (Tenshō karuta)
[prefix]unripe, young
[proper noun]a female given name
[proper noun]a surname
(This term, あお, is a hiragana spelling of .)