1 any of various pigments made from blue or green basic copper carbonate.
2 any similar pigment made from smalt.
3 a shade of blue or green given by these.
blue bice a shade of blue between ultramarine and azure derived from smalt. green bice a yellowish green colour derived by adding yellow orpiment to smalt.
orig. = brownish grey, f. OF bis dark grey, of unkn. orig.
blueness, blue, garter-blue, watchet, ultramarine, smalt, cobalt, cyanogen, Prussian blue, syenite blue, bice
, indigo, zaffer, lapis lazuli, sapphire, turquoise, indicolite, blueness, bluishness, bloom, blue, azure, cerulean, sky-blue, sky-colored, sky-dyed, cerulescent, powder blue, bluish, atmospheric, retiring, cold.