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mazarine blue

Line breaks: maza|rine blue
Pronunciation: /ˌmazəˈriːn
 
, ˈmazəriːn/

Definition of mazarine blue in English:

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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