blue-red

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From blue +‎ red. Compare Old English blēorēad ‎(blue-red, purple).

Adjective[edit]

blue-red ‎(comparative more blue-red, superlative most blue-red)

  1. (colour) Of a colour between blue and red; purple.
    • 1840, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Goethe's Theory of Colours:
      This unquiet feeling increases as the hue progresses, and it may be safely assumed, that a carpet of a perfectly pure deep blue-red [transl. Blaurot] would be intolerable.

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