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definition of the word azure

by the Wiktionnary

Old French azur, derived from Arabic لازوَرْد (lāzaward), lapis lazuli), dropping the l as if it were equivalent to the French article l'. The Arabic is from Persian لاجورد (lajward), azure), from the region of Lajward in Turkestan.

Compare with Italian azzurro and Spanish azul.



azure (uncountable)

  1. (heraldry) A blue colour on a coat of arms, represented in engraving by horizontal parallel lines.
    • 1997, Brault, Early Blazon:
      In Bb [Glover's Roll], the conventional letter B is used to indicate azure in most items.
  2. The clear blue colour of the sky; also, a pigment or dye of this colour.
    azure colour:    
  3. (poetic) The unclouded sky; the blue vault above.
  4. The lapis lazuli.

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