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
Blueback - (n.) A salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) of the Columbia River and
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
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
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
Blue book - () A parliamentary publication, so called from its blue paper
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
Bluecoat - (n.) One dressed in blue, as a soldier, a sailor, a beadle,
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
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
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
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
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.