a bluish racer, Coluber constrictor flaviventris, of Ohio to eastern Iowa.
a long slender blackish-blue fast-moving colubrid snake, Coluber constrictor flaviventris, of the US
a color about midway between blue and red in the spectrum; purplish. Historical Examples The Harvard Classics, Volume 49, Epic and Saga Various Brigands of the Moon Ray Cummings Astounding Stories of Super-Science, May, 1930 Various The Seats Of The Mighty, Complete Gilbert Parker
the highest award or distinction, as the first prize in a contest: His entry at the state fair won a blue ribbon. a blue ribbon worn as a badge of honor, especially by members of the Order of the Garter of the British knighthood. (initial capital letters). Also, British, Blue Ribband. (formerly) a prize awarded […]
noun (sometimes capitals) Also called (esp US) blue ribbon. the record for the fastest sea journey between two places, esp (in the 1920s and 30s) for a passenger liner between New York and Southampton the most distinguished achievement in any field (as modifier): the blue-riband event of the meeting Historical Examples Ernest Maltravers, Complete Edward […]
a jury composed of persons having more than ordinary education and presumably exceptional intelligence and perceptiveness, selected by the court on the motion of plaintiff or defendant to try cases of unusual complexity or importance. noun a US name for a special jury