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royal blue

a deep blue, often with a faint reddish tinge.
Origin of royal blue
1810-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • And upon all these expeditions she wore an air of conscious correctness and the royal-blue velvet cape.

    Little Aliens Myra Kelly
  • He was a young man wearing the royal-blue uniform of a Space Cadet.

    Sabotage in Space Carey Rockwell
  • The shopkeeper described the automobile as a royal-blue limousine of twenty-four horse-power made by the firm of Peugeon & Co.

British Dictionary definitions for royal-blue

royal blue

  1. a deep blue colour
  2. (as adjective): a royal-blue carpet
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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