Definition of ultramarine noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌʌltrəməˈriːn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌltrəməˈriːn//
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a bright blue colour Word Origin late 16th cent.: from medieval Latin ultramarinus ‘beyond the sea’; the name of the pigment is from obsolete Italian (azzurro) oltramarino, literally ‘(azure) from overseas’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ultramarine