bice blue

1. noun
A deep blue colour, like that of the sky on a clear day.
Of a deep blue colour, like that of the sky on a clear day.
See Also: bice, bice green

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  • bice blue — ˈbīs noun Etymology: Middle English bis, from bis (adjective) dark gray, from Middle French; akin to Old Provençal bis dark gray, Italian bigio : azurite blue …   Useful english dictionary

  • bice green — 1. noun A bright green colour, like that of a leaf. 2. adjective Of a bright green colour, like that of a leaf. See Also: bice, bice blue …   Wiktionary

  • blue bice — Bice Bice, Bise Bise, n. [F. bis, akin to It. bigio light gray, tawny.] (Paint.) A pale blue pigment, prepared from the native blue carbonate of copper, or from smalt; called also {blue bice}. [1913 Webster] {Green bice} is prepared from the blue …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bice — Bice, Bise Bise, n. [F. bis, akin to It. bigio light gray, tawny.] (Paint.) A pale blue pigment, prepared from the native blue carbonate of copper, or from smalt; called also {blue bice}. [1913 Webster] {Green bice} is prepared from the blue, by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bice — (n.) pale blue color, early 15c., shortened from blew bis blue bice, from Fr. bis swarthy, brownish gray (12c.), cognate with It. bigio; of unknown origin. Via French combinations azur bis, vert bis the word came into English with a sense of blue …   Etymology dictionary

  • Bice — (from Fr. bis , a word of doubtful origin, meaning dark coloured), a term erroneously applied in English to particular shades of green or blue pigments from the French terms vert bis and azur bis , meaning dark green and dark blue respectively.… …   Wikipedia

  • Bice — A term for the colour blue …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • bice — n. 1 any of various pigments made from blue or green basic copper carbonate. 2 any similar pigment made from smalt. 3 a shade of blue or green given by these. Phrases and idioms: blue bice a shade of blue between ultramarine and azure derived… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bice — This interesting and unusual name is a variant of the surname Byas, which is of Anglo Saxon origin, and is a topographical name for a dweller at the house in the bend . The surname is derived from the Old English pre 7th Century byge , a bend,… …   Surnames reference

  • blue — Synonyms and related words: Alice blue, Amytal, Amytal pill, Brunswick blue, Caelus, Capri blue, Chinese blue, Copenhagen blue, Demerol, Dolophine, Dresden blue, Fescennine, French blue, Gobelin blue, H, Luminal, Luminal pill, M, Mickey Finn,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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