Definition of Blue-green

1. Adjective. Of a bluish shade of green.

Exact synonyms: Bluish Green, Cyan, Teal
Similar to: Chromatic
Derivative terms: Cyan, Teal

Definition of Blue-green

1. Adjective. Of a color between blue and green; darker shades are called teal, lighter ones are cyan. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Blue-green

blue-chip stock
blue-eyed African daisy
blue-eyed Mary
blue-eyed boy
blue-eyed boys
blue-eyed soul
blue-green (current term)
blue-green alga
blue-green algae
blue-green bacteria
blue-green bacterium
blue-headed vireo
blue-light special
blue-plate special
blue-plate specials

Literary usage of Blue-green

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"These are the blue-green algae, which, in addition to chlorophyll a, ... Outside of the cells of the blue-green algae, phycobilins occur in the red algae ..."

2. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1912)
"Thus, afterimages are fairly constant only for yellow-green and, possibly, blue and yellow sensations, and sometimes for blue-green stimuli. 3. ..."

3. The Monthly Magazine by Richard Phillips, Benjamin Franklin Collection (Library of Congress) (1800)
"See Table F I. EXPERIMENT XXXI, Blue Green ioS = Indigo 40 + Blue 60 + Green 60 -f Yellow 48 Rid 151 — Orange 17 + Red 45 + ..."

4. Outlines of Botany for the High School Laboratory and Classroom by Robert Greenleaf Leavitt, Charles Herbert Clark, Mrs. Sophia M'Ilvaine (Bledsoe) Herrick, Asa Gray (1898)
"It therefore seems appropriate that the Blue-Green Slimes and the Bacteria ... The Blue-Green Slimes also contain in addition to chlorophyl — the green ..."

5. Fresh-water Biology by Henry Baldwin Ward, George Chandler Whipple (1918)
"CHAPTER V blue-green ALGAE (CYANOPHYCEAE) BY EDGAR W. OLIVE Curator of Ike Brooklyn Botanic Garden THE blue-green algae are found principally in fresh ..."

6. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1901)
"At first sight the pulsative image appeared to contain only two colours— blue-green corresponding to the spectral red and orange, and purple- pink ..."

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