Word of the day

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cerulean (adj) – Azure; sky-blue.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : Cerulean comes from the Latin word caeruleus, which means “dark blue” and is most likely from caelum, the Latin word for “sky.” An artist rendering a sky of blue in oils or watercolours might choose a tube of cerulean blue pigment. Birdwatchers in the eastern U.S. might look skyward and see a cerulean warbler (Dendroica cerulea). Cerulean is not the only colour name that’s closely associated with the sky. Azure (which ultimately comes from a Persian word for “lapis lazuli,” a rich blue stone) describes the color of a cloudless sky and can even be a noun meaning “the unclouded sky.”


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