- cerulean 1660s, from L. caeruleus "blue, dark blue, blue-green," perhaps dissimilated from caelulum, dim. of caelum "heaven, sky," of uncertain origin (see CELESTIAL (Cf. celestial)). The Latin word was applied by Roman authors to the sky, the Mediterranean, and occasionally to leaves or fields. As a noun, from 1756.
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Cerulean — Ce*ru le*an, a. [L. caeruleus.] Sky colored; blue; azure. Cowper. [1913 Webster] Blue, blue, as if that sky let fall [1913 Webster] A flower from its cerulean wall. Bryant. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
cerulean — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ deep blue in colour like a clear sky. ORIGIN Latin caeruleus, from caelum sky … English terms dictionary
cerulean — [sə ro͞o′lē ən] adj. [L caeruleus; prob. < caelulum, dim. of caelum, heaven: for IE base see CESIUM] sky blue; azure … English World dictionary
Cerulean — For other uses, see Cerulean (disambiguation). Cerulean, also spelled caerulean, may be applied to a range of colors from deep blue, sky blue, bright blue or azure color through greenish blue colors. The first recorded use of cerulean as a color… … Wikipedia
cerulean — adj. Cerulean is used with these nouns: ↑blue, ↑sky … Collocations dictionary
cerulean — ce|ru|le|an [sıˈru:liən] n also ce.rulean blue [U] literary [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: caeruleus dark blue , probably from caelum; CELESTIAL] a deep blue colour like a clear sky >cerulean adj … Dictionary of contemporary English
cerulean — adjective Etymology: Latin caeruleus dark blue Date: 1662 resembling the blue of the sky … New Collegiate Dictionary
cerulean — n. [L. caeruleus, sky blue] Azure or sky blue … Dictionary of invertebrate zoology
cerulean — /seuh rooh lee euhn/, adj., n. 1. deep blue; sky blue; azure. 2. Heraldry. a sky blue tincture, used esp. on the Continent. [1660 70; < L caerule(us) dark blue, azure (akin to caelum sky) + AN] * * * … Universalium
cerulean — 1. noun /səˈɹuːliən/ A deep blue colour, like the sky on a fine day. 2. adjective /səˈɹuːliən/ Of a deep blue colour, like the sky on a fine day … Wiktionary