Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Colour, hue.
  • n. Complexion.
  • n. Form, texture, consistency.
  • n. General resemblance, likeness; aspect, appearance, look.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Complexion; color; hue; likeness; form.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Color; hue; complexion.

Etymologies

From Middle English blee, ble ("colour, hue"), from Old English blēo, bleoh ("colour, hue, complexion, form"), from Proto-Germanic *blījan, *blīwan (“colour, blee", also "light, glad”), from Proto-Indo-European *bhlī-, *bhlei-, *bhleu- (“light, pleasant, fair (of weather)”). Cognate with Scots ble, blee, blie ("colour, complexion"), Old Frisian blī, blie (North Frisian bläy, "colour, hue, complexion"), Old Saxon blī ("colour, hue, complexion"), Old High German blīo(h) ("colour, hue"), blīo (German Blei, "metallic lead"), Danish bly ("lead"), Icelandic blý ("lead"). Perhaps related to Old English blīþe ("joyous"; > blithe). See also bly. (Wiktionary)

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  • Lizards on land and fishes at sea
    Can deceptively alter their blee.
    While they may dissemble
    By what they resemble
    No trustworthy man is so free.

    August 31, 2014

  • blee blee blee blee blee blee...BLEEE

    February 19, 2010