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EtymologyEdit

Chinese +‎ blue From being an artificial blue pigment invented by the Ancient Chinese

NounEdit

Chinese blue (uncountable)

  1. A pigment made from barium copper tetrasilicate (BaO·CuO·(SiO2)4), used in ancient China.

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Coordinate termsEdit

  • azurite
  • Egyptian blue (the first artificial pigment, and of chemical similarity to Chinese blue)
  • Prussian blue (the first artificial pigment widely used in the modern world; not an ancient pigment)

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