Chiefly Poker. a blue-colored chip of high value.
a common stock issued by a major company that has financial strength, stability against fluctuations, and a good record of dividend payments: regarded as a low-risk investment.
a secure and valuable item or property held in reserve:
The airfield was a blue chip in the struggle for military supremacy.
of, relating to, or constituting a blue chip.
having outstanding or exemplary qualities within a specified category; leading:
a group of blue-chip scientists; blue-chip stock.
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a gambling chip with the highest value
a stock considered reliable with respect to both dividend income and capital value
(as modifier): a blue-chip company
(modifier) denoting something considered to be a valuable asset
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noun a common marine spiny-finned food fish, Parapercis colias, of the sub-Antarctic waters of New Zealand, esp at the Chatham Islands, which is greenish blue with brown marbling and inhabits rocky bottoms. Its smoked flesh is considered a delicacy Also called rock cod, pakirikiri, patutuki, rawaru
See under cohosh. either of two unrelated plants of the eastern U.S., Cimicifuga racemosa (black cohosh) of the buttercup family, or Caulophyllum thalictroides (blue cohosh) of the barberry family, both used medicinally. noun any of several North American plants, such as the blue cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides: family Leonticaceae) and black cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa: family Ranunculaceae)
of or relating to wage-earning workers who wear work clothes or other specialized clothing on the job, as mechanics, longshoremen, and miners. Compare white-collar. a blue-collar worker. Contemporary Examples ‘Does He Care About People Like Me?’ David Frum November 11, 2012 Paul Begala on the Five Stages of GOP Grief Paul Begala November 6, 2012 […]