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robin's-egg blue

[rob-inz-eg] /ˈrɒb ɪnzˌɛg/
a pale green to a light greenish-blue color.
Origin of robin's-egg blue
1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Decades-old paint-in one room, a robin's-egg blue-was peeling mightily, and a leaking roof had caused some plaster to collapse.
  • The abnormally calm sea fades into the robin's-egg blue sky until you almost feel that you are inside some preternatural eggshell.
British Dictionary definitions for robin's-egg blue

robin's-egg blue

(mainly US)
  1. a light greenish-blue colour
  2. (as adjective): a robin's-egg-blue dress
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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