Definitions for ultramarineˌʌl trə məˈrin
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ultramarine, ultramarine blue(noun)
blue pigment made of powdered lapis lazuli
a vivid blue to purple-blue color
of a brilliant pure blue to purplish blue color
a brilliant blue pigment that is either extracted from mineral deposits or made synthetically.
having a brilliant blue colour.
situated or being beyond the sea
a blue pigment formerly obtained by powdering lapis lazuli, but now produced in large quantities by fusing together silica, alumina, soda, and sulphur, thus forming a glass, colored blue by the sodium polysulphides made in the fusion. Also used adjectively
Ultramarine is a blue pigment consisting primarily of a zeolite-based mineral containing small amounts of polysulfides. It occurs in nature as a proximate component of lapis lazuli. The pigment color code is P. Blue 29 77007. Ultramarine is the most complex of the mineral pigments, a complex sulfur-containing sodio-silicate containing a blue cubic mineral called lazurite. Some chloride is often present in the crystal lattice as well. The blue color of the pigment is due to the S3− radical anion, which contains an unpaired electron.
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