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

  • n. A greenish blue, one of the subtractive primary colors.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A colour between blue and green in the visible spectrum; the complementary colour of red; the colour obtained by subtracting red from white light.
  • adj. Of the colour cyan.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as cyanogen.

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

  • n. a primary subtractive color for light; has a blue-green color
  • adj. of a bluish shade of green


Greek kuanos, dark blue.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Ancient Greek κύανος (kyanos, "dark blue, dark blue enamel, lapis lazuli"), probably a non Indo-European word, but perhaps akin to, or from, Hittite *kuwanna(n)- "copper blue." (Wiktionary)



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