Teal-blue

teal

[teel]
noun, plural teals (especially collectively) teal for 1.
1.
any of several species of small dabbling ducks, of worldwide distribution, usually traveling in tight flocks and frequenting ponds and marshes.
2.
Also called teal blue. a medium to dark greenish blue.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English tele; akin to Dutch taling, Middle Low German telink

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teal (tiːl)
 
n , pl teals, teal
1.  any of various small ducks, such as the Eurasian Anas crecca (common teal) that are related to the mallard and frequent ponds, lakes, and marshes
2.  a greenish-blue colour
 
[C14: related to Middle Low German tēlink, Middle Dutch tēling]

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teal
early 14c., "small freshwater duck," probably from an unrecorded O.E. word cognate with M.Du. teling "teal," M.L.G. telink, from W.Gmc. *taili. As the name of a shade of dark greenish-blue like the color patterns on the fowl's head and wings, it is attested from 1923.
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