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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A moderate blue.

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  • n. A deep blue colour, like that of the sky on a clear day.
  • adj. Of a deep blue colour, like that of the sky on a clear day.

Etymologies

Middle English bis, blue-gray (sense uncertain), from Old French bis, dark (in azur bis, dark blue, and vert bis, dark green).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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