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gentian blue

noun
1.
  1. a purplish-blue colour
  2. (as adjective): gentian-blue shoes
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  • The last glow of the sun lay along the earth, and all was gentian blue.

    I, Mary MacLane Mary MacLane
  • I told the saleswoman to get me the best she had but it must be gentian blue.

  • Another guest room was done in gentian blue and white, with a little buff and rose-color in small things.

    The House in Good Taste Elsie de Wolfe
  • Around her neck was the Necklace she wore in all the ages, showing greenish in a dusk of gentian blue.

    I, Mary MacLane Mary MacLane

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