Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. A bright greenish blue.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A blue color of the peculiar hue of a peacock's breast.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of bright greenish blue
  • n. a shade of blue tinged with green

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Examples

  • Tables were covered in peacock-blue linens, and accessorized with silver charger plates and napkins that held pearlescent menus, which complemented either of two centerpieces.

    My Fair Wedding

  • “Everyone is falling in love with their wives, it is quite à la mode at the moment,” Johnny said, lazily fanning himself with my peacock-blue hat new—I love it.

    Exit the Actress

  • But it is still elegant and compleat, and Mama found room to underline or make comments in her copperplate handwriting, using peacock-blue fountain pen ink in delicate lines.

    Archive 2010-01-01

  • That wasn't so bad for van Amstel, whose hard-hitting strutting, all in keeping with the music, the atmosphere, the sambarific roll, I could watch all night -- especially in that peacock-blue outfit.

    Stars That Truly Dance

  • Saxon screamed in sudden wonder of delight, then caught her breath and gazed at the amazing peacock-blue of a breaker, shot through with golden sunlight, overfalling in a mile-long sweep and thundering into white ruin of foam on a crescent beach of sand scarcely less white.

    CHAPTER VI

  • Billy came back and lay beside her, lazying in the sea-cool sunshine, and together they watched the sun sink into the horizon where the ocean was deepest peacock-blue.

    CHAPTER VI

  • At last she was able to take her eyes from the surf and gaze at the sea-horizon of deepest peacock-blue and piled with cloud-masses, at the curve of the beach south to the jagged point of rocks, and at the rugged blue mountains seen across soft low hills, landward, up Carmel Valley.

    CHAPTER VI

  • Kerry Taylor Auctions The Zandra Rhodes-designed pink chiffon dress worn by Princess Diana in 1986 estimate: £30,000-£40,000 The simple garment of gossamer-fine gold and black knitted silk with a peacock-blue hem slotted through with a ribbon was designed by Charlotte Todd.

    A Piece of the Royal Garb

  • Bunches of chives, basil, eggplant, and even strawberries were already bursting out from the peacock-blue pockets.

    'Chefs Move To Schools' Program In Los Angeles: Cecconi's Adopts Melrose Avenue Elementary

  • She went to the window, pulled the heavy peacock-blue curtain aside.

    THE FORBIDDEN GAME

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