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 for ultramarine
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ultramarine \Ul`tra*ma*rine"\ ([u^]l`tr[.a]*m[.a]*r[=e]n"), a.
     [Pref. ultra- + marine.]
     Situated or being beyond the sea. --Burke.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ultramarine \Ul`tra*ma*rine"\, n. [Cf. Sp. ultramarino. So
     called because the lapis lazuli was originally brought from
     beyond the sea, -- from Asia.] (Chem.)
     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.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Green ultramarine, a green pigment obtained as a first
        product in the manufacture of ultramarine, into which it
        is changed by subsequent treatment.
  
     Ultramarine ash or Ultramarine ashes (Paint.), a pigment
        which is the residuum of lapis lazuli after the
        ultramarine has been extracted. It was used by the old
        masters as a middle or neutral tint for flesh, skies, and
        draperies, being of a purer and tenderer gray than that
        produced by the mixture of more positive colors.
        --Fairholt.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  colorful \colorful\ adj.
     1. having striking color. Opposite of colorless.
  
     Note: [Narrower terms: changeable, chatoyant, iridescent,
           shot; deep, rich; flaming; fluorescent, glowing;
           prismatic; psychedelic; red, ruddy, flushed,
           empurpled]
  
     Syn: colourful.
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
     2. striking in variety and interest. Opposite of colorless
        or dull. [Narrower terms: brave, fine, gay, glorious;
        flamboyant, resplendent, unrestrained; flashy, gaudy,
        jazzy, showy, snazzy, sporty; picturesque]
        [WordNet 1.5]
  
     3. having color or a certain color; not black, white or grey;
        as, colored crepe paper. Opposite of colorless and
        monochrome.
  
     Note: [Narrower terms: tinted; touched, tinged; amber,
           brownish-yellow, yellow-brown; amethyst; auburn,
           reddish-brown; aureate, gilded, gilt, gold, golden;
           azure, cerulean, sky-blue, bright blue; bicolor,
           bicolour, bicolored, bicoloured, bichrome; blue,
           bluish, light-blue, dark-blue; blushful,
           blush-colored, rosy; bottle-green; bronze, bronzy;
           brown, brownish, dark-brown; buff; canary,
           canary-yellow; caramel, caramel brown; carnation;
           chartreuse; chestnut; dun; earth-colored,
           earthlike; fuscous; green, greenish, light-green,
           dark-green; jade, jade-green; khaki; lavender,
           lilac; mauve; moss green, mosstone; motley,
           multicolor, culticolour, multicolored, multicoloured,
           painted, particolored, particoloured, piebald, pied,
           varicolored, varicoloured; mousy, mouse-colored;
           ocher, ochre; olive-brown; olive-drab; olive;
           orange, orangish; peacock-blue; pink, pinkish;
           purple, violet, purplish; red, blood-red, carmine,
           cerise, cherry, cherry-red, crimson, ruby, ruby-red,
           scarlet; red, reddish; rose, roseate; rose-red;
           rust, rusty, rust-colored; snuff, snuff-brown,
           snuff-color, snuff-colour, snuff-colored,
           snuff-coloured, mummy-brown, chukker-brown; sorrel,
           brownish-orange; stone, stone-gray; straw-color,
           straw-colored, straw-coloured; tan; tangerine;
           tawny; ultramarine; umber; vermilion,
           vermillion, cinibar, Chinese-red; yellow, yellowish;
           yellow-green; avocado; bay; beige; blae
           bluish-black or gray-blue); coral; creamy; cress
           green, cresson, watercress; hazel; honey,
           honey-colored; hued(postnominal); magenta;
           maroon; pea-green; russet; sage, sage-green;
           sea-green] [Also See: chromatic, colored, dark,
           light.]
  
     Syn: colored, coloured, in color(predicate).
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  ultramarine
      adj 1: of a brilliant pure blue to purplish blue color
      n 1: blue pigment made of powdered lapis lazuli [syn:
           ultramarine, ultramarine blue]
      2: a vivid blue to purple-blue color

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