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Definition: Berlin blue
, a. [From Prussia, the country: cf. F.
Of or pertaining to Prussia. -- n. A native or inhabitant of
(Chem.), any one of several complex double
cyanides of ferrous and ferric iron; specifically, a dark
blue amorphous substance having a coppery luster, obtained
by adding a solution of potassium ferrocyanide (yellow
prussiate of potash) to a ferric salt. It is used in
dyeing, in ink, etc. Called also Williamson's blue
insoluble Prussian blue
, Berlin blue
(Zo["o]l.) See Gibel
. (Chem.) Same as Berlin green
, n. [The capital of Prussia]
1. A four-wheeled carriage, having a sheltered seat behind
the body and separate from it, invented in the 17th
century, at Berlin.
2. Fine worsted for fancy-work; zephyr worsted; -- called
also Berlin wool
, a black varnish, drying with almost a dead
surface; -- used for coating the better kinds of ironware.
, Prussian blue. --Ure.
, a complex cyanide of iron, used as a green
dye, and similar to Prussian blue.
, a very fusible variety of cast iron, from
which figures and other delicate articles are
manufactured. These are often stained or lacquered in
imitation of bronze.
, a shop for the sale of worsted embroidery and
the materials for such work.
, worsted embroidery.
1. One of the seven colors into which the rays of light
divide themselves, when refracted through a glass prism;
the color of the clear sky, or a color resembling that,
whether lighter or darker; a pigment having such color.
Sometimes, poetically, the sky; as, to fly off into the
2. A pedantic woman; a bluestocking. [Colloq.]
3. pl. [Short for blue devils.] Low spirits; a fit of
despondency; melancholy. [Colloq.]
, Prussian blue.
. See under Mineral
. See under Prussian