a southern U.S. shrubby vine, Clematis crispa, of the buttercup family, having solitary, bell-shaped, blue or bluish-purple to pink flowers and bearing fruit with silky appendages.
a common, crested jay, Cyanocitta cristata, of eastern North America, having a bright blue back and a gray breast. Historical Examples Under the Southern Cross Maturin M. Ballou Woodland Tales Ernest Seton-Thompson Swallow H. Rider Haggard The Twins of Table Mountain and Other Stories Bret Harte In Nesting Time Olive Thorne Miller Little Mitchell Margaret […]
wearing blue jeans. casual and informal.
close-fitting trousers made of blue denim or denimlike fabric, having pockets and seams often reinforced with rivets, and worn originally as work pants but now also as casual attire by persons of all ages. Compare jean (def 2), Levi’s. Historical Examples Heart of the Blue Ridge Waldron Baily Little Brother Cory Doctorow
a faint discharge of blue light from the top of a thunderstorm cloud that propagates upward: extends approximately from the bottom to the top of the stratosphere and is not detectable from the ground. blue jet A conical discharge of blue light that starts from the top of active thunderstorm clouds and proceeds upward. Blue […]