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1Marked with or characterized by a pattern of blue intermixed with white; specifically designating a type of (originally Chinese) porcelain decorated in this way.
2Of an animal: having a blue or bluish-grey coat, plumage, etc., marked or mixed with white.
1The colours blue (or bluish-grey) and white together, especially forming a pattern on a fabric, surface, animal's coat, etc.
2Something patterned or marked in blue and white, specifically a piece or type of porcelain.
3US informal Informal (originally US). A police patrol car painted blue and white.
Mid 16th century. From blue + and + white.
blue and white/ˌbluː (ə)n(d) ˈwʌɪt/
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