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slate blue

noun
1.
a moderate to dark grayish blue.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800
Related forms
slate-blue, adjective
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Examples from the web for slate blue
  • It follows the shore of the slate blue ocean in crisply clear salt air, hazy with white sunlight.
  • The feet and legs are decorated with a slate blue pubescence.
  • Adult birds are slate blue on the back and have white- to buff-colored throats.
  • Blue suckers vary in color from slate blue in spring to a pale olive-blue in the summer and fall, with slate blue fins.
  • When it is growing if a leaf is crushed or stem is broken the sap turns a slate blue color when exposed to the air.
  • Adults have a slate blue back and a dark head and neck that give a hooded appearance.
  • Adult males typically have a more solid colored head that can vary from slate blue to dark green to gold and have bright red eyes.
  • The hen's head is a grey or slate blue color, so they can be easily distinguished from the males.

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