petrol blue

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A petrol blue evening gown by designer Sybil Connolly


petrol blue

  1. (Britain) A greyish blue colour, tinted with green.
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Usage notes[edit]

Many people erroneously believe that this is a misspelling of petrel blue, and that the term refers to the sea bird. However, the OED gives only this spelling. The term may originally have pertained to petrol-derived compounds such as paraffin, which is often coloured blue.


petrol blue

  1. (Britain) Of a greyish blue colour, tinted with green.

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