Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A name given to two colors used in painting, one blue, the other green, both native carbonates of copper.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Paint.) A pale blue pigment, prepared from the native blue carbonate of copper, or from smalt; -- called also blue bice.
  • noun is prepared from the blue, by adding yellow orpiment, or by grinding down the green carbonate of copper.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A pale blue pigment, prepared from the native blue carbonate of copper, or from smalt.
  • noun A cobalt blue pigment.

Etymologies

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French bis, akin to Italian bigio light gray, tawny.

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