from The Century Dictionary.

  • To decorate with lace in a special manner; edge, as with campane lace.
  • noun Same as mazarine-blue.
  • noun A blue gown worn by common-councilmen.

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

  • adjective Of or pertaining to Cardinal Mazarin, prime minister of France, 1643-1661.
  • adjective the first Bible, and perhaps the first complete book, printed with movable metal types; -- printed by Gutenberg at Mentz, 1450-55; -- so called because a copy was found in the Mazarine Library, at Paris, about 1760.
  • adjective a deep blue color, named in honor of Cardinal Mazarin.
  • noun Mazarine blue.
  • noun (Cookery) A forcemeat entrée.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A dark blue colour.
  • adjective Of a dark blue colour.


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  • Mazarine blue, a deep blue color, named in honor of Cardinal Mazarin.

    October 26, 2007

  • Used by the 16 year-old me in a pretentious poem about genii.

    October 26, 2007