Definition of Nile blue in English:

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Nile blue

noun

[mass noun]
A pale greenish blue.
Example sentences
  • The installation consisted of a suspended upside-down pyramid made of small squares of embossed gold foil, which was poised over a pile of sand with a mirror set in it and surrounded by walls painted a deep Nile blue.
  • I still remember how they painted the long road into the museum a deep Nile blue.
  • He mumbled some obscenities and he closed his eyes painfully recalling the gorgeous Nile blue eyes looking blankly up at him, expressionless.

Origin

Late 19th century: suggested by French eau de Nil.

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