greenish blue


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n greenish blue a shade of blue tinged with green
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In literature:

If the blue is stronger or deeper, as it will almost necessarily be, it will be modified and softened into a greenish blue.
"How to make rugs" by Candace Wheeler
The gills are crowded, indigo blue, becoming yellowish and sometimes greenish, with age.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
Here, in the original altar-piece, it is a greenish-blue.
"Holbein" by Beatrice Fortescue
There is a blue-greenish glitter on the water, and besides, the shadow of the beech tree falls right across it early in the morning.
"The Lonely Way--Intermezzo--Countess Mizzie" by Arthur Schnitzler
The sea was the pink and greenish blue of floating oil.
"The Harbor of Doubt" by Frank Williams
Copper vapor always gives this greenish-blue light when it is heated.
"Common Science" by Carleton W. Washburne
This handsome species is rich indigo on the head and neck, shading into blue or greenish blue on the upper and under parts.
"The Bird Book" by Chester A. Reed
The eggs number four to six and are greenish blue in color.
"Birds Illustrated by Color Photograph, Volume 1, Number 2, February, 1897" by anonymous
A large greenish blue fly seen buzzing about in warm weather will sometimes lay its eggs on meat.
"Health Lessons" by Alvin Davison
The 3-5 greenish blue eggs are laid in May.
"What Bird is That?" by Frank M. Chapman

In poetry:

a sea the purple of the peacock's neck is
paled to greenish azure as Dürer changed
the pine green of the Tyrol to peacock blue and guinea
gray. You can see a twenty-five-
pound lobster; and fish nets arranged
to dry. The
"The Steeple-Jack" by Marianne Moore
Along the chill green slope that dips and heaves
The road runs rough and silent, lined
With plum-trees, misty and blue-gray,
And poplars pallid as the day,
In masses spectral, undefined,
Pale greenish stems half hid in dry gray leaves.
"An Autumn Landscape" by Archibald Lampman

In news:

They normally are colored reddish-orange or greenish-blue.
Compared with normal honey (pictured at right), the honey colored by M&M's (pictured at left) ranges from greenish-blue to dark, opaque brown in color .
A man wearing complete surgical scrubs, including a mask and gloves and greenish blue hospital clothes, held up a tobacco store in Lancaster Tuesday night.