Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of woolen cloth of a bluish color.
- n. In botany, a name given to several plants with blue flowers: to the bluebottle, Centaurea Cyanus;
- n. in the United States, to Houstonia (formerly Oldenlandia) cærulea;
- n. to a species of bilberry.
- n. In ornithology, a humming-bird of the subgenus Basilinna, as the Mexican B. leucotis, or the Californian B. xantusi, one of the queen-hummers.
- n. Any of several different species of plants having blue flowers.
- From French bluet, diminutive of bleu ("blue"). (Wiktionary)
“And yet this blue-bird -- (one can't say "blue robin" -- I think we shall have to call him "bluet," like the cornflower) -- stays in Sweden, where it sings so sweetly that it is called "a hundred tongues.”
“Of the 4 air beds we took (old ones), three went down within a couple of hours of inflation, and the ancient bluet Camping Gaz stove took about 40 minutes to (just about) boil a litre or so of water – at which point (on one occasion), I knocked it over onto the grass and had to start again.”
“Common forbs included asters, prairie bluet, prairie clovers, and black-eyed susan.”
“He can make a bouquet from one violet, one bluet, and one hawthorn blossom.”
“A sizable stack of felled logs lay to one side, and nearby lay a tangle of uprooted stumps, though several more, still rooted in the ground, poked through the heavy growth of wood sorrel and bluet.”
“Billy picked a bluet and the grasshopper picked a bluet.”
“And I've had flowers, thousands of wild flowers, to find and carry home or, if too frail to bear carrying home, like the delicate spring beauty and the bluet, just to look at and admire and turn again to look at as I went out of the woods.”
“John Burroughs found a single bluet in blossom one January, near”
“The bluet leaves the doctor's office feeling even smaller than when it came in.”
“The rose psychiatrist gives the bluet a few diagnostic tests and a full physical examination.”
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A place for me to keep words I found (or found anew) while reading Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series. (Culling my enormous "Learned (or Encountered) in Reading" list.)
These chromonyms are defined as colors in at least one dictionary (mostly MW3). (Actually there's one fake, for reasons I'll explain someday.) They are all one-word nouns such as "kelly", which can...
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