ultramarine

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin ultrāmarīnus, from ultrā + marīnus. May be decomposed as ultra- +‎ marine.

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Noun[edit]

ultramarine (countable and uncountable, plural ultramarines)

  1. A brilliant blue pigment that is either extracted from mineral deposits or made synthetically; traditionally made from ground-up lapis lazuli.
  2. A brilliant pure dark blue or slightly purplish colour.
    ultramarine colour:  

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Adjective[edit]

ultramarine (comparative more ultramarine, superlative most ultramarine)

  1. Of a brilliant blue colour.
  2. Beyond the sea.
    • 1769, Edmund Burke, Observations on a Late State of the Nation, fourth edition, London: J. Dodsley, pages 10–11:
      If the war is carried on in the colonies, he [George Grenville] tells them that the loſs of her [France’s] ultramarine dominions leſſens her expences, and enſures her remittances []

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French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ultramarine

  1. feminine singular of ultramarin

German[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ultramarine

  1. inflected form of ultramarin

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ultramarine

  1. Feminine plural of adjective ultramarino.