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A light greenish-blue colour.
Of a light greenish-blue colour.
Early 20th century; earliest use found in Logansport (Indiana) Daily Reporter. From the name of AliceRoosevelt Longworth, daughter of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, who wore the colour at her father's inauguration ball in 1905 + blue.
Alice blue/ˌalɪs ˈbluː/
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