ultramarine

  1. blue pigment made of powdered lapis lazuli
  2. vivid blue to purple-blue

Ultramarine

Ultramarine is a deep blue color and a pigment which was originally made by grinding lapis lazuli into a powder. The name comes from the Latin ultramarinus, literally `beyond the sea`, because the pigment was imported into Europe from mines in Afghanistan by Italian traders during the 14th and 15th century. Ultramarine was the finest and most ex.....
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ultramarine

[adj] - of a brilliant pure blue to purplish blue color 2. [n] - blue pigment made of powdered lapis lazuli 3. [n] - vivid blue to purple-blue
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ultramarine

adjective of a brilliant pure blue to purplish blue color
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ultramarine

deep blue
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ultramarine

pigment in the gem lapis lazuli, used by painters as early as the European Middle Ages. Ore containing the colour was ground, and the powdered lapis ... [1 related articles]
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ultramarine

ultramarine 1. A brilliant deep blue color. 2. A vivid or strong blue to purplish blue. 3. A reference to a place beyond the sea. Inter-related cross references, directly or indirectly, involving the 'sea' and the 'ocean' bodies of water: abysso- (bottomless); Atlantic; batho-, bathy- (de...
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Ultramarine

Ultramarine is a blue pigment derived by grinding the semi-precious stone lapis lazuli. Ultramarine is also produced artificially from a mixture of silica, china clay, sulphur and soda ash, subjected to prolonged calcination. Ultramarine is attacked by acids, but has a good resistance to alkalis. Ultramarine has a good staining strength and opacity...
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Ultramarine

Ultramarine is a blue pigment derived from lapis lazuli.
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ultramarine

ultramarine, blue pigment used chiefly as a coloring material and as a bluing agent. A double silicate of sodium and aluminum with some sulfur, it is prepared commercially from kaolin, sulfur, soda ash, and other inexpensive ingredients. It was formerly produced by grinding the rare mineral lapis la...
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