Definitions

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  • n. A pale blue colour.
  • adj. Of a pale blue colour.

Etymologies

From the name of Alice Roosevelt Longworth (daughter of Theodore Roosevelt), who favoured the colour and made it fashionable in the US. (Wiktionary)

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  • "Alice blue" is a pale shade of blue which was a favorite of Theodore Roosevelt's daughter Alice Roosevelt Longworth. Her frequent wearing of the color set off a fad, and inspired the hit song "Alice Blue Gown".

    April 7, 2011