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blind
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German blint blind, Old English blandan to mix — more at blend Date: before 12th century 1. a. ...
blind alley
noun Date: 1583 a fruitless or mistaken course or direction
blind date
noun Date: 1925 1. a date between two persons who have not previously met 2. either participant in a blind date
blind gut
noun Date: 15th century a digestive cavity open at only one end; especially the cecum of the large intestine
blind pig
noun Date: 1886 blind tiger
blind side
noun Date: 1606 1. the side away from which one is looking 2. the side on which one that is blind in one eye cannot see
blind spot
noun Date: 1872 1. a. the small circular area at the back of the retina where the optic nerve enters the eyeball and which is devoid of rods and cones and is not sensitive ...
blind tiger
noun Date: 1857 a place that sells intoxicants illegally
blind trust
noun Date: 1969 an arrangement in which the financial holdings of a person in an influential position (as a government official) are placed in the control of a fiduciary in ...
blinder
noun Date: 1809 1. either of two flaps on a horse's bridle to keep it from seeing objects at its sides 2. plural a limitation or obstruction to sight or discernment
blindfish
noun Date: 1843 any of several small fishes with vestigial functionless eyes found usually in the waters of caves
blindfold
I. transitive verb Etymology: alteration of Middle English blindfellen, blindfelden to strike blind, blindfold, from blind + fellen to fell Date: 1533 1. to cover the eyes of ...
Blindheim
geographical name see Blenheim
blindingly
adverb see blind II
blindly
adverb see blind I
blindman's bluff
noun see blindman's buff
blindman's buff
noun Date: 1599 a group game in which a blindfolded player tries to catch and identify another player — called also blindman's bluff
blindness
noun see blind I
blindside
transitive verb Date: 1968 1. to hit unexpectedly from or as if from the blind side 2. to surprise unpleasantly
blindworm
noun Date: 15th century slowworm
blink
I. verb Etymology: Middle English, to open one's eyes Date: 14th century intransitive verb 1. a. obsolete to look glancingly ; peep b. to look with half-shut eyes ...
blinker
I. noun Date: 1636 1. one that blinks; especially a light that flashes off and on (as for the directing of traffic or the coded signaling of messages) 2. a. blinder 1 ...
blinkered
adjective Date: 1867 1. limited in scope or understanding ; narrow-minded 2. fitted with blinders
blintz
noun see blintze
blintze
or blintz noun Etymology: Yiddish blintse, of Slavic origin; akin to Ukrainian mlynets', diminutive of mlyn pancake Date: 1903 a thin usually wheat-flour pancake folded to ...
blip
I. noun Etymology: imitative Date: 1945 1. a trace on a display screen (as an oscilloscope); especially a spot on a radar screen 2. a short crisp sound 3. an ...
bliss
noun Etymology: Middle English blisse, from Old English bliss; akin to Old English blīthe blithe Date: before 12th century 1. complete happiness 2. paradise, heaven
blissed-out
adjective Date: 1973 experiencing bliss ; ecstatic
blissful
adjective Date: 12th century 1. full of, marked by, or causing bliss 2. happily benighted • blissfully adverb • blissfulness noun
blissfully
adverb see blissful
blissfulness
noun see blissful
blister
I. noun Etymology: Middle English blister, blester, probably from Old English *blýster, *blǣster; akin to Old Norse blāstr swelling, Old English blǣst blast Date: 14th ...
blister beetle
noun Date: 1816 a beetle (as the Spanish fly) used medicinally dried and powdered to raise blisters on the skin; broadly any of a family (Meloidae) of soft-bodied beetles ...
blister pack
noun Date: 1955 a package holding and displaying merchandise in a clear plastic case sealed to a sheet of cardboard
blister rust
noun Date: 1916 any of several diseases of pines that are caused by rust fungi (genus Cronartium) in the aecial stage and that affect the sapwood and inner bark and produce ...
blistering
adjective Date: 1562 1. extremely intense or severe 2. very rapid • blistering adverb • blisteringly adverb
blisteringly
adverb see blistering
blistery
adjective see blister I
BLit
abbreviation see BLitt
blithe
adjective (blither; blithest) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English blīthe; akin to Old High German blīdi joyous Date: before 12th century 1. of a happy lighthearted ...
blithely
adverb see blithe
blither
intransitive verb Date: 1868 blather • blither noun • blitheringly adverb
blitheringly
adverb see blither
blithesome
adjective Date: 1724 gay, merry • blithesomely adverb
blithesomely
adverb see blithesome
BLitt
or BLit abbreviation Etymology: Medieval Latin baccalaureus litterarum bachelor of letters; bachelor of literature
blitz
noun Date: circa 1939 1. a. blitzkrieg 1 b. (1) an intensive aerial military campaign (2) air raid 2. a. an intensive campaign or attack ; a sudden ...
blitzed
adjective Date: 1966 slang intoxicated by drugs or alcohol ; drunk, high
blitzkrieg
noun Etymology: German, from Blitz lightning + Krieg war Date: 1939 1. war conducted with great speed and force; specifically a violent surprise offensive by massed air ...
blizzard
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1870 1. a long severe snowstorm 2. an intensely strong cold wind filled with fine snow 3. an overwhelming rush or deluge • ...
blizzardly
adjective see blizzard
blizzardy
adjective see blizzard
blk
abbreviation 1. black 2. block 3. bulk
BLM
abbreviation Bureau of Land Management
bloat
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English blout, blote soft, pliable, from Old Norse blautr soft, weak; akin to Old English blēat miserable Date: 14th century bloated, ...
bloated
adjective Date: 1667 1. a. being much larger than what is warranted b. inflated 1 2. obnoxiously vain
bloater
I. noun Etymology: obsolete bloat (to cure) Date: 1832 a large fat herring or mackerel lightly salted and briefly smoked II. noun Etymology: 2bloat Date: 1896 a small ...
blob
I. noun Etymology: Middle English (Scots) Date: 15th century 1. a. a small drop or lump of something viscid or thick b. a daub or spot of color 2. something ...
Blobel
biographical name Günter 1936- American (German-born) biologist
bloc
noun Etymology: French, literally, block Date: 1903 1. a. a temporary combination of parties in a legislative assembly b. a group of legislators who act together for ...
Bloch
I. biographical name Ernest 1880-1959 American (Swiss-born) composer II. biographical name Felix 1905-1983 American physicist
Block
biographical name Herbert Lawrence 1909-2001 Herblock American editorial cartoonist
block
I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English blok, from Middle French & Middle Dutch; Middle French bloc, from Middle Dutch blok; akin to Old High German bloh ...
block and tackle
noun Date: 1838 pulley blocks with associated rope or cable for hoisting or hauling
block diagram
noun Date: 1944 a diagram (as of a system, process, or program) in which labeled figures (as rectangles) and interconnecting lines represent the relationship of parts
block grant
noun Date: 1900 an unrestricted federal grant
Block Island
geographical name island Rhode Island in the Atlantic at E entrance to Long Island Sound
block letter
noun Date: 1878 an often hand-drawn simple capital letter composed of strokes of uniform thickness
block party
noun Date: 1919 an outdoor public party put on by the residents of a city block or neighborhood
block plane
noun Date: circa 1884 a small plane made with the blade set at a lower pitch than other planes and used chiefly on end grains of wood
blockade
I. transitive verb (blockaded; blockading) Date: 1680 1. to subject to a blockade 2. block, obstruct • blockader noun II. noun Date: 1693 1. the isolation by a warring ...
blockade-runner
noun Date: 1862 a ship or person that runs through a blockade • blockade-running noun
blockade-running
noun see blockade-runner
blockader
noun see blockade I
blockage
noun Date: 1861 an act or instance of obstructing ; the state of being blocked
blockbuster
noun Usage: often attributive Date: 1942 1. a very large high-explosive bomb 2. one that is notably expensive, effective, successful, large, or extravagant 3. one who ...
blockbusting
noun Date: 1954 profiteering by inducing property owners to sell hastily and often at a loss by appeals to fears of depressed values because of threatened minority ...
blocked
adjective Date: 1945 exhibiting or affected by a psychological block
blocker
noun see block II
blockhead
noun Date: 1549 a stupid person
blockhouse
noun Date: 1512 1. a. a structure of heavy timbers formerly used for military defense with sides loopholed and pierced for gunfire and often with a projecting upper story ...
blockish
adjective Date: 1565 resembling a block
blocky
adjective (blockier; -est) Date: circa 1879 1. resembling a block in form ; chunky 2. filled with or made up of blocks or patches
Bloembergen
biographical name Nicolaas 1920- American (Dutch-born) physicist
Bloemfontein
geographical name city central Republic of South Africa, judicial capital of the Republic population 149,836
Blois
geographical name city N central France SW of Orléans population 51,549
bloke
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1829 chiefly British man, fellow
blond
I. adjective or blonde Etymology: Anglo-French blunt, blound, masculine, blounde, feminine Date: 15th century 1. of a flaxen, golden, light auburn, or pale yellowish-brown ...
blonde
I. adjective see blond I II. noun see blond II
blondish
adjective see blond I
blood
I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Old English blōd; akin to Old High German bluot blood Date: before 12th century 1. a. (1) the fluid ...
blood brother
noun Date: 1824 1. a brother by birth 2. one of two men pledged to mutual loyalty by a ceremonial use of each other's blood • blood brotherhood noun
blood brotherhood
noun see blood brother
blood cell
noun Date: 1846 a cell normally present in blood
blood count
noun Date: circa 1900 the determination of the blood cells in a definite volume of blood; also the number of cells so determined
blood doping
noun Date: 1973 a technique for temporarily improving athletic performance in which oxygen-carrying red blood cells from blood previously withdrawn from an athlete are ...
blood feud
noun Date: 1844 a feud between different clans or families
blood fluke
noun Date: 1872 schistosome
blood group
noun Date: 1916 one of the classes (as those designated A, B, AB, or O) into which individuals or their blood can be separated on the basis of the presence or absence of ...
blood money
noun Date: 1535 1. money obtained at the cost of another's life 2. money paid (as by a killer or the killer's clan) to the family of a person who has been killed
blood orange
noun Date: 1851 a cultivated sweet orange having fruit with usually red pulp; also its fruit
blood packing
noun see blood doping
blood plasma
noun Date: 1858 the pale yellow fluid of whole blood that consists of water and its dissolved constituents including especially proteins (as albumin, fibrinogen, and globulins)
blood platelet
noun Date: 1896 platelet
blood poisoning
noun Date: 1863 septicemia
blood pressure
noun Date: 1873 pressure that is exerted by the blood upon the walls of the blood vessels and especially arteries and that varies with the muscular efficiency of the heart, the ...
blood pudding
noun see blood sausage
blood sausage
noun Date: 1868 very dark sausage containing a large proportion of blood — called also blood pudding
blood serum
noun Date: 1863 the clear yellowish fluid that remains from blood plasma after clotting factors (as fibrinogen and prothrombin) have been removed by clot formation
blood sport
noun Date: 1895 a sport or contest (as hunting or cockfighting) involving bloodshed
blood sugar
noun Date: 1918 the glucose in the blood; also its concentration (as in milligrams per 100 milliliters)
blood test
noun Date: 1912 a test of the blood; especially a serologic test for the presence of substances indicative of disease (as syphilis) or disease-causing agents (as HIV)
blood thinner
noun Date: 1969 a drug used to prevent the formation of blood clots by hindering coagulation of the blood • blood-thinning adjective
blood type
noun see blood group
blood vessel
noun Date: 1694 any of the vessels through which blood circulates in the body
blood-and-guts
adjective Date: 1937 marked by great vigor, violence, or fierceness
blood-brain barrier
noun Date: 1944 a naturally occurring barrier created by the modification of brain capillaries (as by reduction in fenestration and formation of tight cell-to-cell contacts) ...
blood-thinning
adjective see blood thinner
blood-typing
noun Date: 1925 the action or process of determining an individual's blood group
bloodbath
noun Date: 1846 1. a great slaughter 2. a. a notably fierce, violent, or destructive contest or struggle b. a major economic disaster
bloodcurdling
adjective Date: 1826 arousing fright or horror
blooded
adjective Date: 1595 1. having blood of a specified kind — used in combination 2. being entirely or largely purebred
bloodguilt
noun Date: 1533 guilt resulting from bloodshed • bloodguiltiness noun • bloodguilty adjective
bloodguiltiness
noun see bloodguilt
bloodguilty
adjective see bloodguilt
bloodhound
noun Date: 14th century 1. any of a breed of large powerful hounds of European origin remarkable for acuteness of smell 2. a person keen in pursuit
bloodily
adverb see bloody I
bloodiness
noun see bloody I
bloodless
adjective Date: before 12th century 1. deficient in or free from blood 2. not accompanied by loss or shedding of blood 3. lacking in spirit or vitality 4. lacking in ...
bloodlessly
adverb see bloodless
bloodlessness
noun see bloodless
bloodletting
noun Date: 13th century 1. phlebotomy 2. bloodshed 3. elimination of personnel or resources
bloodline
noun Date: 1896 a sequence of direct ancestors especially in a pedigree; also family, strain
bloodlust
noun Date: 1848 desire for bloodshed
bloodmobile
noun Date: 1948 an automotive vehicle staffed and equipped for collecting blood from donors
bloodred
adjective Date: before 12th century having the color of blood
bloodroot
noun Date: 1722 a plant (Sanguinaria canadensis) of the poppy family having a red root and sap and bearing a solitary lobed leaf and white flower in early spring — called ...
bloodshed
noun Date: 15th century 1. the shedding of blood 2. the taking of life ; slaughter
bloodshot
adjective Date: 1552 of an eye inflamed to redness
bloodstain
noun Date: 1820 a discoloration caused by blood
bloodstained
adjective Date: 1596 1. stained with blood 2. involved with slaughter
bloodstock
noun Date: 1830 horses of Thoroughbred breeding
bloodstone
noun Date: 1551 a green chalcedony sprinkled with red spots resembling blood — called also heliotrope
bloodstream
noun Date: 1630 1. the flowing blood in a circulatory system 2. a mainstream of power or vitality
bloodsucker
noun Date: 14th century 1. an animal that sucks blood; especially leech 2. a person who sponges or preys on another • bloodsucking adjective
bloodsucking
adjective see bloodsucker
bloodthirstily
adverb see bloodthirsty
bloodthirstiness
noun see bloodthirsty
bloodthirsty
adjective Date: 1935 eager for or marked by the shedding of blood, violence, or killing • bloodthirstily adverb • bloodthirstiness noun
bloodworm
noun Date: 1714 1. any of various reddish annelid worms (as of genera Glycera or Tubifex) often used as bait 2. any of several strongyle worms (genus Strongylus) that are ...
bloody
I. adjective (bloodier; -est) Date: before 12th century 1. a. containing or made up of blood b. of or contained in the blood 2. smeared or stained with blood 3. ...
Bloody Mary
noun (plural Bloody Marys) Etymology: probably from Bloody Mary, appellation of Mary I of England Date: 1939 a cocktail consisting essentially of vodka and usually spiced ...
bloody murder
adverb Date: 1833 in a loud and violent manner ; also in vehement protest
bloody shirt
noun Date: 1586 something intended to stir up or revive partisan animosity — usually used in the phrase wave the bloody shirt
bloody-minded
adjective Date: 1584 1. inclined towards violence or bloodshed 2. chiefly British stubbornly contrary or obstructive ; cantankerous • bloody-mindedness noun
bloody-mindedness
noun see bloody-minded
blooey
adjective or adverb Etymology: blooey, interjection representing an explosive sound (of imitative origin) Date: 1920 slang haywire, awry
bloom
I. noun Etymology: Middle English blome lump of metal, from Old English blōma Date: before 12th century 1. a mass of wrought iron from the forge or puddling furnace 2. a ...
Bloomer
biographical name Amelia 1818-1894 née Jenks American reformer
bloomer
I. noun Date: 1727 1. a plant that blooms 2. a person who reaches full competence or maturity 3. [blooming] a stupid blunder II. noun Etymology: Amelia Bloomer Date: ...
Bloomfield
I. biographical name Leonard 1887-1949 American linguist • Bloomfieldian adjective II. geographical name unincorporated population center NE New Jersey population 47,683
Bloomfieldian
adjective see Bloomfield I
blooming
adjective or adverb Etymology: probably euphemism for bloody Date: 1879 chiefly British — used as a generalized intensive
Bloomington
geographical name 1. city central Illinois population 64,808 2. city SW central Indiana population 69,291 3. city SE Minnesota population 85,172
Bloomsbury
geographical name district of N central London, England, in borough of Camden
bloomy
adjective Date: 1583 1. full of bloom 2. covered with bloom 3. showing freshness or vitality
bloop
noun Etymology: back-formation from blooper Date: 1947 blooper 1a • bloop transitive verb
blooper
noun Etymology: bloop (an unpleasant sound) Date: 1937 1. a. a fly ball hit barely beyond a baseball infield b. a high baseball pitch lobbed to the batter 2. an ...
blossom
I. noun Etymology: Middle English blosme, from Old English blōstm; akin to Old English blōwan Date: before 12th century 1. a. the flower of a seed plant; also the mass ...
blossomy
adjective see blossom I
blot
I. noun Etymology: Middle English Date: 14th century 1. a soiling or disfiguring mark ; spot 2. a mark of reproach ; moral flaw 3. a usually nitrocellulose or nylon sheet ...
blot out
transitive verb Date: 1530 1. to make obscure, insignificant, or inconsequential 2. wipe out, destroy
blotch
I. transitive verb Date: 1604 to mark or mar with blotches II. noun Etymology: perhaps blend of 1blot and 3botch Date: 1619 1. imperfection, blemish 2. a spot or mark ...
blotchily
adverb see blotch II
blotchy
adjective see blotch II
blotter
noun Date: 1591 1. a piece of blotting paper 2. a book in which entries (as of transactions or occurrences) are made temporarily pending their transfer to permanent record ...
blotting paper
noun Date: 15th century a spongy unsized paper for absorbing ink
blotto
adjective Etymology: probably irregular from 2blot Date: 1917 slang drunk 1a
blouse
I. noun (plural blouses) Etymology: French Date: 1823 1. a. a long loose overgarment that resembles a shirt or smock and is worn especially by workmen, artists, and ...
blouson
noun Etymology: French, from blouse Date: 1904 a garment (as a dress) having a close waistband with blousing of material over it
blousy
adjective see blouse I
bloviate
intransitive verb (-ated; -ating) Etymology: perhaps irregular from 1blow Date: circa 1879 to speak or write verbosely and windily • bloviation noun
bloviation
noun see bloviate
blow
I. verb (blew; blown; blowing) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English blāwan; akin to Old High German blāen to blow, Latin flare, Greek phallos penis Date: before 12th ...
blow a gasket
phrasal to become enraged
blow away
transitive verb Date: 1579 1. to dissipate or remove as if with a current of air 2. to kill by gunfire ; shoot dead 3. to impress very strongly and usually favorably 4. ...
blow hot and cold
phrasal to be favorable at one moment and adverse the next
blow in
intransitive verb Date: 1882 to arrive casually or unexpectedly
blow job
noun Date: 1942 usually vulgar an act of fellatio
blow off
transitive verb Date: 1856 1. a. to refuse to take notice of, honor, or deal with ; ignore b. to end a relationship with 2. to outperform in a contest 3. to fail ...
blow off steam
phrasal to release pent-up emotions
blow one's cool
phrasal to lose one's composure
blow one's cover
phrasal to reveal one's real identity
blow one's mind
phrasal to overwhelm one with wonder or bafflement
blow one's stack
phrasal see blow one's top
blow one's top
or blow one's stack phrasal 1. to become violently angry 2. to go crazy
blow out
verb Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to extinguish by a gust 2. to dissipate (itself) by blowing — used of storms 3. to defeat easily 4. to damage severely ...
blow over
intransitive verb Date: 1617 to pass away without effect
blow smoke
phrasal to speak idly, misleadingly, or boastfully
blow the whistle
phrasal to call public or official attention to something (as a wrongdoing) kept secret — usually used with on
blow up
verb Date: 1536 transitive verb 1. to build up or tout to an unreasonable extent 2. to rend apart, shatter, or destroy by explosion 3. to fill up with a gas (as air) ...
blow-by-blow
adjective Date: 1933 minutely detailed
blow-dried
adjective Date: 1976 having blow-dried hair; also being or appearing well-groomed but superficial or vacuous
blow-dry
verb Date: 1966 transitive verb to dry and usually style (hair) with a blow-dryer intransitive verb to dry hair with a blow-dryer • blow-dry noun
blow-dryer
noun Date: 1950 a handheld hair dryer
blow-up
adjective Date: 1969 inflatable
blowback
noun Date: 1973 an unforeseen and unwanted effect, result, or set of repercussions
blowby
noun Date: 1926 leakage of combustion gases between a piston and the cylinder wall into the crankcase in an automobile
blowdown
noun Date: 1895 1. an instance of trees being blown down by the wind 2. a tree blown down; also an area of such trees
blower
noun Date: before 12th century 1. one that blows 2. a device for producing a current of air or gas 3. braggart 4. chiefly British telephone
blowfish
noun Date: 1872 puffer fish 1
blowfly
noun Date: 1812 any of a family (Calliphoridae) of dipteran flies (as the bluebottle or screwworm) that deposit their eggs especially on meat or in wounds
blowgun
noun Date: 1810 a tube through which a projectile (as a dart) may be impelled by the force of the breath
blowhard
noun Date: 1848 1. braggart 2. windbag
blowhole
noun Date: 1691 1. a hole in metal caused by a bubble of gas captured during solidification 2. a nostril in the top of the head of a cetacean and especially a whale
blown
adjective Etymology: Middle English blowen, from past participle of blowen to blow Date: 14th century 1. a. swollen b. affected with bloat 2. being out of breath
blowout
noun Date: 1822 1. a festive social affair 2. a bursting of a container (as a tire) by pressure of the contents on a weak spot 3. an uncontrolled eruption of an oil or gas ...
blowpipe
noun Date: 1685 1. a small tubular instrument for directing a jet of air or other gas into a flame so as to concentrate and increase the heat 2. blowgun 3. a tubular ...
blowsy
also blowzy adjective Etymology: English dialect blowse, blowze wench Date: circa 1712 1. having a sloppy or unkempt appearance or aspect ; frowsy 2. being coarse and ...
blowtorch
noun Date: 1897 a small burner having a device to intensify combustion by means of a blast of air or oxygen, usually including a fuel tank pressurized by a hand pump, and used ...
blowup
noun Date: 1757 a blowing up: as a. explosion b. an outburst of temper c. enlargement 2
blowy
adjective Date: 1746 1. windy I 2. readily blown about
blowzy
adjective see blowsy
BLS
abbreviation 1. bachelor of liberal studies 2. bachelor of library science 3. Bureau of Labor Statistics
BLT
noun Date: 1952 a bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich
blub
intransitive verb (blubbed; blubbing) Date: 1559 chiefly British blubber
blubber
I. verb (blubbered; blubbering) Etymology: Middle English blubren to make a bubbling sound, from bluber Date: 15th century intransitive verb to weep noisily transitive ...
blubbery
adjective Date: 1791 1. having or characterized by blubber 2. puffed out ; thick
blucher
noun Etymology: G. L. von Blücher Date: 1831 a shoe having the tongue and vamp cut in one piece and the quarters lapped over the vamp and laced together for closing
Blücher
biographical name Gebhard Leberecht von 1742-1819 prince of Wahlstatt Prussian field marshal
bludge
verb (bludged; bludging) Etymology: back-formation from British argot bludger pimp, probably contraction of bludgeoner one wielding a bludgeon, from bludgeon Date: circa 1919 ...
bludgeon
I. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1730 1. a short stick that usually has one thick or loaded end and is used as a weapon 2. something used to attack or bully II. ...
bludger
noun see bludge
blue
I. adjective (bluer; bluest) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French blef, blew, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German blāo blue; akin to Latin flavus yellow Date: ...
blue baby
noun Date: circa 1899 an infant with cyanosis usually from a congenital heart defect in which venous and arterial blood are mingled
blue blood
noun Date: 1832 1. membership in a noble or socially prominent family 2. a member of a noble or socially prominent family • blue-blooded adjective
blue book
noun Date: 1835 1. a register especially of socially prominent persons 2. a book of specialized information often published under government auspices 3. a blue-covered ...
blue catfish
noun Date: 1835 a large bluish catfish (Ictalurus furcatus) of the Mississippi valley that may weigh over 100 pounds (45 kilograms)
blue cheese
noun Date: 1925 cheese having veins of greenish-blue mold
blue chip
noun Date: 1929 1. a. a business or undertaking with an outstanding record or likelihood of profitability b. a stock issue of high investment quality that usually ...
blue cohosh
noun Date: 1821 a perennial North American herb (Caulophyllum thalictroides) of the barberry family that has greenish-yellow or purplish flowers and large blue berrylike fruits
blue corn
noun Date: 1945 Indian corn that has bluish kernels used to make flour and is grown especially in the southwestern United States
blue crab
noun Date: 1883 a large bluish-green edible crab (Callinectes sapidus) of the Atlantic and Gulf coasts
blue curls
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Date: 1817 any of several mints (genus Trichostema) with irregular blue flowers
blue devils
noun plural Date: 1781 low spirits ; despondency
blue flag
noun Date: 1784 a blue-flowered iris; especially a common iris (Iris versicolor) chiefly of the eastern United States with a root formerly used medicinally
blue flu
noun Etymology: from the color of a police uniform Date: 1967 a sick-out staged by police officers
blue grama
noun Date: 1898 a low-growing perennial grama (Bouteloua gracilis) having slender curly leaves that is an important forage grass especially in the Great Plains
Blue Grotto
geographical name sea cave Italy on N shore of Capri
blue gum
noun Date: 1799 any of several Australian trees (genus Eucalyptus) that yield valuable timber
blue heeler
noun Date: 1908 Australian cattle dog
blue heron
noun Date: circa 1730 either of two herons with bluish or slaty plumage; especially great blue heron
blue in the face
phrasal extremely exasperated
Blue Island
geographical name city NE Illinois S of Chicago population 23,463
blue jay
noun Date: 1709 a crested bright blue North American jay (Cyanocitta cristata)
blue jeans
noun plural Date: 1901 pants usually made of blue denim • blue-jeaned adjective
blue law
noun Date: 1781 1. one of numerous extremely rigorous laws designed to regulate morals and conduct in colonial New England 2. a statute regulating work, commerce, and ...
blue line
noun Date: 1925 either of two blue lines that divide an ice-hockey rink into three equal zones and that separate the offensive and defensive zones from the center-ice neutral ...
blue marlin
noun Date: 1940 a large marlin (Makaira nigricans) that is widely distributed in warm seas and is valued as a sport fish
blue mold
noun Date: 1664 any of various fungi (genera Penicillium and Peronospora) that produce blue or blue-green surface growths
blue moon
noun Date: 1821 1. a very long period of time — usually used in the phrase once in a blue moon 2. a second full moon in a calendar month
Blue Mountains
geographical name 1. mountains NE Oregon & SE Washington; highest Rock Creek Butte 9105 feet (2775 meters) 2. mountains SE Australia in Great Dividing Range in E New South ...
blue mussel
noun Date: 1977 a widely distributed edible mussel (Mytilus edulis) having a usually blue or brownish shell
Blue Nile
geographical name river 850 miles (1368 kilometers) Ethiopia & Sudan flowing from Lake Tana NNW into the Nile at Khartoum — see Abay
blue note
noun Etymology: from its frequent use in blues music Date: 1919 a variable microtonal lowering of the third, seventh, and occasionally fifth degrees of the major scale

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