Definitions

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  • adj. Of a color between blue and green; darker shades are called teal, lighter ones are cyan.

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

  • adj. of a bluish shade of green

Etymologies

blue +‎ green. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • To make his case, he puts on a slide show: First he shows images of a living cyanobacterium a microbe sometimes called blue-green algae and highlights some characteristics—long filaments made up of cells with small indentations where they meet.

    First Contact

  • Based on the appearance of "filaments" and other features that resemble microbes, Hoover argues that the meteorites contain fossilized life in the form of cyanobacteria - single-celled organisms also known as blue-green algae.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • That's because a dense, rapidly reproducing, foam-like slime known as blue-green algae is spreading like wildfire.

    KansasCity.com: Front Page

  • That’s because a dense, rapidly reproducing, foam-like slime known as blue-green algae is spreading like wildfire.

    KansasCity.com: Front Page

  • She stood on a balcony overlooking the sea, with the folds of her blue-green dress rolling like waves, and the white fur on the hem draped at her feet like foam on sand.

    End of Time

  • With my misgivings firmly in place, I decided that it was better to risk going down in lurid blue-green flames than to write the book one knows one is able to write.

    Virginia Woolf, my mother and me

  • Quercetin, a potent antioxidant, promotes the action of bone-building cells and is found in green tea, red wine and microalgae such as chlorella, blue-green algae and spirulina.

    Dr. Maoshing Ni: Natural Osteoporosis Help

  • As one drives, to the left the Caribbean Sea glitters blue-green, and resorts from when Haiti was once a tourist destination - now largely empty save for Haiti's wealthy and the moneyed foreigners in the country - front the ocean.

    Michael Deibert: Notes from Haiti's Long Hot Summer

  • Two billion years in the past blue-green algae and bacteria had pumped enough oxygen into the atmosphere to make the early ozone layer and shield life-forms from the savage ultraviolet sunlight.

    Bird Cloud

  • There were so many tiles in so many rich colors that I was bewildered until I saw several very large twenty-four-inch-square slate tiles the color of the Atlantic ocean in deep water, a liquid blue-green.

    Bird Cloud

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