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ULTRAMARINE, adjective [Latin ultra, beyond, and marinus, marine.]

Situated or being beyond the sea.

ULTRAMARINE, noun [supra.]

1. a beautiful and durable sky-blue; a color formed of the mineral called lapis lazuli, and consisting of little else than oxyd of iron.

2. Azure-stone.

ULTRAMARINE ashes, a pigment which is the residuum of lapis lazuli, after the ultramarine has been extracted. Their appearance is that of the ultramarine a little tinged with red, and diluted with white.