berry blue

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berry blue (uncountable)

  1. A purplish-blue color resembling that of blueberries
    • 2007, Alicia Bergin, Crochet to Go, Chronicle Books, p 29:
      yarn credit: Caron “Simply Quick,” 100% acrylic (85 grams, 50 yes); color: #15 Berry Blue.
    • 2007, Jason Murk, Tokharian Tales, page 248:
      “It's good coffee, isn't it?” says Martin, and he's got good taste, he drinks huckleberry coffee from Montana, he drinks bits of morning berry blue in his coffee as if they're flecks from the Big Sky itself.
    • 2009, Amanda Little, Power Trip: From Oil Wells to Solar Cells---Our Ride to the Renewable Future, page 350:
      Two blocks away from the 5-mile-long Industrial Canal that links Lake Pontchartrain to the Mississippi River, a cluster of new, candy-colored homes—lemon yellow, tangerine, berry blue—on 8-foot stilts rises up from narrow grassy lots, adorning the scarred landscape like jewels in ash.


berry blue (not comparable)

  1. Of a purplish-blue colour resembling that of blueberries.
    • 2005, Louis Van Dyke, The Blue Willow Inn Bible of Southern Cooking: Over 600 Essential Recipes, Nashville, Tenn.: Rutledge Hill Press, p 338:
      [recipe title] Old South Berry Blue Pie
      4 cups fresh blueberries, rinsed
    • 2007, M. M. Etheridge, Hannah: Woman in Red, Lulu, p 19:
      As Hannah turned sharply to make her way back to her brother’s home, a corner of her berry-blue cloak reversed in the breeze, showing a flash of poppy-red.
    • 2010, Adriann Bautista, Sanctuary of Snow, page 157:
      Or the wonderment in not 1 but 2 rainbows as they cap off a berry blue sky now void of thick heavy rain clouds.
    • 2010, A LaFaye, Nissa's Place, page 132:
      The washstand had white linen towels and a berry blue pitcher and basin.
    • 2010, Guillermo Del Toro, Chuck Hogan, The Strain, page 325:
      People get nervous about poison, especially parents, but the truth is that rat poison is all over every building and street in Manhattan. Anything you see that resembles berry blue Pop Rocks or green kibble, you know rats have been spotted nearby.
    • 2011, Jon Reiner, The Man Who Couldn’t Eat: A Memoir, New York: Gallery Books, p 188:
      Cherry hesitantly pulls a vitaminwater bottle from her unzipped bag. [. . .] I wave off the water, which is berry blue and looks heavenly.