One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A pale greenish blue.
- ‘The installation consisted of a suspended upside-down pyramid made of small squares of embossed gold foil, which was poised over a pile of sand with a mirror set in it and surrounded by walls painted a deep Nile blue.’
- ‘He mumbled some obscenities and he closed his eyes painfully recalling the gorgeous Nile blue eyes looking blankly up at him, expressionless.’
- ‘I still remember how they painted the long road into the museum a deep Nile blue.’
Late 19th century: suggested by French eau de Nil.
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