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    Definition:
    Blue - (superl.) Having the color of the clear sky, or a hue resembling it, whether lighter or darker; as, the deep, blue sea; as blue as a sapphire; blue violets.
    Blue - (superl.) Pale, without redness or glare, -- said of a flame; hence, of the color of burning brimstone, betokening the presence of ghosts or devils; as, the candle burns blue; the air was blue with oaths.
    Blue - (superl.) Low in spirits; melancholy; as, to feel blue.
    Blue - (superl.) Suited to produce low spirits; gloomy in prospect; as, thongs looked blue.
    Blue - (superl.) Severe or over strict in morals; gloom; as, blue and sour religionists; suiting one who is over strict in morals; inculcating an impracticable, severe, or gloomy mortality; as, blue laws.
    Blue - (superl.) Literary; -- applied to women; -- an abbreviation of bluestocking.
    Blue - (n.) One of the seven colors into which the rays of light divide themselves, when refracted through a glass prism; the color of the clear sky, or a color resembling that, whether lighter or darker; a pigment having such color. Sometimes, poetically, the sky.
    Blue - (n.) A pedantic woman; a bluestocking.
    Blue - (pl.) Low spirits; a fit of despondency; melancholy.
    Blue - (v. t.) To make blue; to dye of a blue color; to make blue by heating, as metals, etc.
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    Abluent - (a.) Washing away; carrying off impurities; detergent.
    Abluent - (n.) A detergent.
    Blued - (imp. & p. p.) of Blue
    Blueback - (n.) A trout (Salmo oquassa) inhabiting some of the lakes of Maine.
    Blueback - (n.) A salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) of the Columbia River and northward.
    Blueback - (n.) An American river herring (Clupea aestivalis), closely allied to the alewife.
    Bluebeard - (n.) The hero of a mediaeval French nursery legend, who, leaving home, enjoined his young wife not to open a certain room in his castle. She entered it, and found the murdered bodies of his former wives. -- Also used adjectively of a subject which it is forbidden to investigate.
    Bluebell - (n.) A plant of the genus Campanula, especially the Campanula rotundifolia, which bears blue bell-shaped flowers; the harebell.
    Bluebell - (n.) A plant of the genus Scilla (Scilla nutans).
    Blueberry - (n.) The berry of several species of Vaccinium, an ericaceous genus, differing from the American huckleberries in containing numerous minute seeds instead of ten nutlets. The commonest species are V. Pennsylvanicum and V. vacillans. V. corymbosum is the tall blueberry.
    Bluebill - (n.) A duck of the genus Fuligula. Two American species (F. marila and F. affinis) are common. See Scaup duck.
    Bluebird - (n.) A small song bird (Sialia sialis), very common in the United States, and, in the north, one of the earliest to arrive in spring. The male is blue, with the breast reddish. It is related to the European robin.
    Blue bonnet - (n.) Alt. of Blue-bonnet
    Blue-bonnet - (n.) A broad, flat Scottish cap of blue woolen, or one wearing such cap; a Scotchman.
    Blue-bonnet - (n.) A plant. Same as Bluebottle.
    Blue-bonnet - (n.) The European blue titmouse (Parus coeruleus); the bluecap.
    Blue book - () A parliamentary publication, so called from its blue paper covers.
    Blue book - () The United States official "Biennial Register."
    Bluebottle - (n.) A plant (Centaurea cyanus) which grows in grain fields. It receives its name from its blue bottle-shaped flowers.
    Bluebottle - (n.) A large and troublesome species of blowfly (Musca vomitoria). Its body is steel blue.
    Bluebreast - (n.) A small European bird; the blue-throated warbler.
    Bluecap - (n.) The bluepoll.
    Bluecap - (n.) The blue bonnet or blue titmouse.
    Bluecap - (n.) A Scot; a Scotchman; -- so named from wearing a blue bonnet.
    Bluecoat - (n.) One dressed in blue, as a soldier, a sailor, a beadle, etc.
    Blue-eye - (n.) The blue-cheeked honeysucker of Australia.
    Blue-eyed - (a.) Having blue eyes.
    Blue-eyed grass - () a grasslike plant (Sisyrinchium anceps), with small flowers of a delicate blue color.
    Bluefin - (n.) A species of whitefish (Coregonus nigripinnis) found in Lake Michigan.
    Bluefish - (n.) A large voracious fish (Pomatomus saitatrix), of the family Carangidae, valued as a food fish, and widely distributed on the American coast. On the New Jersey and Rhode Island coast it is called the horse mackerel, in Virginia saltwater tailor, or skipjack.
    Bluefish - (n.) A West Indian fish (Platyglossus radiatus), of the family Labridae.
    Bluegown - (n.) One of a class of paupers or pensioners, or licensed beggars, in Scotland, to whim annually on the king's birthday were distributed certain alms, including a blue gown; a beadsman.
    Blue grass - () A species of grass (Poa compressa) with bluish green stems, valuable in thin gravelly soils; wire grass.
    Blue jay - () The common jay of the United States (Cyanocitta, or Cyanura, cristata). The predominant color is bright blue.
    Blue-john - (n.) A name given to fluor spar in Derbyshire, where it is used for ornamental purposes.
    Bluely - (adv.) With a blue color.
    Blueness - (n.) The quality of being blue; a blue color.
    Bluenose - (n.) A nickname for a Nova Scotian.
    Bluepoll - (n.) A kind of salmon (Salmo Cambricus) found in Wales.
    Blueprint - () See under Print.
    Bluestocking - (n.) A literary lady; a female pedant.
    Bluestocking - (n.) The American avocet (Recurvirostra Americana).
    Bluestockingism - (n.) The character or manner of a bluestocking; female pedantry.
    Bluestone - (n.) Blue vitriol.
    Bluestone - (n.) A grayish blue building stone, as that commonly used in the eastern United States.
    Bluethroat - (n.) A singing bird of northern Europe and Asia (Cyanecula Suecica), related to the nightingales; -- called also blue-throated robin and blue-throated warbler.
    Bluets - (a.) A name given to several different species of plants having blue flowers, as the Houstonia coerulea, the Centaurea cyanus or bluebottle, and the Vaccinium angustifolium.
    Blue-veined - (a.) Having blue veins or blue streaks.
    Bluewing - (n.) The blue-winged teal. See Teal.
    Bluey - (a.) Bluish.
    Sanders-blue - (n.) See Saunders-blue.
    Saunders-blue - (n.) A kind of color prepared from calcined lapis lazuli; ultramarine; also, a blue prepared from carbonate of copper.
    Sevres blue - () A very light blue.
    Sky-blue - (a.) Having the blue color of the sky; azure; as, a sky-blue stone.
    Smalt-blue - (a.) Deep blue, like smalt.
    True-blue - (a.) Of inflexible honesty and fidelity; -- a term derived from the true, or Coventry, blue, formerly celebrated for its unchanging color. See True blue, under Blue.
    True-blue - (n.) A person of inflexible integrity or fidelity.
    Turnbull's blue - () The double cyanide of ferrous and ferric iron, a dark blue amorphous substance having a coppery luster, used in dyeing, calico printing, etc. Cf. Prussian blue, under Prussian.
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    Oxford: Definition:
    Blue - adj. (bluer, bluest) 1 having the colour of a clear sky. 2 sad, depressed. 3 pornographic (a blue film). 4 politically conservative. n. 1 blue colour or pigment. 2 blue clothes or material (dressed in blue). 3 person who represents a university in a sport, esp. Oxford or cambridge. 4 conservative party supporter. v. (blues, blued, bluing or blueing) 1 make blue. 2 slang squander. once in a blue moon very rarely. Out of the blue unexpectedly. [french from germanic]
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    Black and blue - adj. Bruised.
    Blue baby - n. Baby with a blue complexion due to a congenital heart defect.
    Bluebell - n. Woodland plant with bell-shaped blue flowers.
    Blueberry - n. (pl. -ies) small blue-black edible fruit of various plants.
    Blue blood - n. Noble birth.
    Blue book - n. Report issued by parliament or the privy council.
    Bluebottle - n. Large buzzing fly; blowfly.
    Blue cheese - n. Cheese with veins of blue mould.
    Blue-collar - attrib. Adj. (of a worker or work) manual; industrial.
    Blue-eyed boy - n. Colloq. Favourite.
    Blue funk - n. Colloq. Terror or panic.
    Bluegrass - n. A kind of instrumental country-and-western music.
    Blue-pencil - v. Censor or cut (a manuscript, film, etc.).
    Blue peter - n. Blue flag with a white square flown by a ship about to leave port.
    Blueprint - n. 1 photographic print of plans in white on a blue background. 2 detailed plan.
    Blue rinse - n. Bluish dye for grey hair.
    Blues - n.pl. 1 (prec. By the) bout of depression. 2 a (prec. By the; often treated as sing.) Melancholic music of black american origin, usu. In a twelve-bar sequence. B (pl. Same) (as sing.) Piece of such music (played a blues).
    Bluestocking - n. Usu. Derog. Intellectual or literary woman. [18th-c. Blue stocking society]
    Blue tit - n. Common tit with a blue crest.
    Blue whale - n. Rorqual, the largest known living mammal.
    Cambridge blue - adj. & n. (as adj. Often hyphenated) pale blue. [cambridge in england]
    Danish blue - n. White blue-veined cheese.
    Ice blue - adj. & n. (as adj. Often hyphenated) very pale blue.
    Midnight blue - adj. & n. (as adj. Often hyphenated) very dark blue.
    Oxford blue - adj. & n. (as adj. Often hyphenated) a dark blue, often with a purple tinge.
    Peacock blue - adj. & n. (as adj. Often hyphenated) lustrous greenish blue of a peacock's neck.
    Powder blue - adj. & n. (as adj. Often hyphenated) pale blue.
    Prussian blue - n. & adj. (as adj. Often hyphenated) deep blue (pigment).
    Rhythm and blues - n. Popular music with blues themes and a strong rhythm.
    Royal blue - adj. & n. (as adj. Often hyphenated) deep vivid blue.
    Sky blue - adj. & n. (as adj. Often hyphenated) bright clear blue.
    True-blue - adj. Extremely loyal or orthodox. n. Such a person, esp. A conservative.

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