Definition of Prussian blue in English:

Prussian blue

Line breaks: Prus|sian blue
Pronunciation: /prʌʃnˈbluː
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • 1A deep blue pigment used in painting and dyeing, made from or in imitation of ferric ferrocyanide.
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    • Blue pigments include Prussian blue (ferric ferrocyanide) and phthalocyanine blue. Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide are added to coating materials to produce a white color.
    • Although it looks like a base coat from a distance, the rich Prussian blue diluted with white lead was then applied around the sharp-edged figures to finish the veneers of paint and complete the composition.
    • The chemical bonds in Prussian blue produce a unique spectrum with FTIR analysis that can be easily distinguished from all other pigments.
  • 1.1A deep blue colour.
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    • Nikolai's walls were painted a deep blue - Prussian blue, like midnight skies.
    • The models were built with consummate skill, and created a fabulous confection of boxwood, brass, bone, ebony, gold leaf and painted details in the typical naval colours of Prussian blue and Venetian red.
    • The Germans replaced Prussian blue with field grey (grey-green) and the Russians replaced dark green with a greyish brown.

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