Definition of mazarine blue in English:

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mazarine blue

Pronunciation: /ˌmazəˈriːn/
/ˈmazəriːn/

noun

A migratory blue butterfly of Eurasian meadows.
  • Cyaniris semiargus, family Lycaenidae.

Origin

Late 17th century (denoting a deep blue colour): apparently from the name of Cardinal Mazarin, Jules, or of the Duchesse de Mazarin (died 1699), though the connection is unknown.

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