PRONUNCIATION: (maz-uh-REEN, MAZ-uh-reen, -rin)

MEANING: adjective: A deep, rich shade of blue.

ETYMOLOGY: After either Cardinal Jules Mazarin (1602-1661) or his niece, Duchess Hortense Mancini (1646-1699). Why this color is associated with them is not entirely clear. Earliest documented use: 1684


MIZARINE - hiding inportant details in plain sight. After Mizar, the second star from the end of the Big Dipper's handle...which is (if your vision is good enough) a double star

MANZARINE - like an apple

MAZANINE - where Ma sits when she goes to the movies