Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

  • adjective A bright greenish blue.

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

  • noun a shade of blue tinged with green
  • adjective of bright greenish blue

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Examples

  • 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

  • “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.

    The Quality of Meter

  • “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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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