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azure (n.)

"sky-blue color; pigment or paint made of powdered lapis lazuli," early 14c., from Old French azur, asur, a color name (12c.), from a false separation of Medieval Latin lazur, lazuri (as though the -l- were the French article l'), which comes from Greek lazour, from Persian lajward, from Lajward, a place in Turkestan mentioned by Marco Polo, where the stone was collected.

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Definitions of azure from WordNet
1
azure (v.)
color azure;
Morning azured the village
2
azure (n.)
a light shade of blue;
Synonyms: cerulean / sapphire / lazuline / sky-blue
3
azure (adj.)
of a deep somewhat purplish blue color similar to that of a clear October sky;
Synonyms: cerulean / sky-blue / bright blue
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