a serious fungal disease of certain trees that reduces the economic value of the timber, caused by various species of the genus Ceratocystis.
(forestry) a bluish discoloration of sapwood caused by growth of fungi
a state of the U.S. that usually votes Democratic. Contemporary Examples Obama Gets His Mojo Back Peter Beinart March 10, 2010 Should Pro-Israel Blue-state Democrats Boycott Obama? Gil Troy October 28, 2012 Should Pro-Israel Blue-state Democrats Boycott Obama? Gil Troy October 28, 2012 The Democrats Need to Stop Freaking Out About Obamacare and Take Charge […]
any of a class of blue celestial objects, at one time thought to be stars, that do not emit appreciable radio waves. Abbreviation: BSO.
a disease of raspberries and blackberries, characterized by blue discoloration of the stem, wilting, and discoloration and decay of the roots, caused by a fungus, Verticillium alboatrum. Historical Examples The Plow-Woman Eleanor Gates A Texas Cow Boy Chas. A. Siringo
a woman with considerable scholarly, literary, or intellectual ability or interest. a member of a mid-18th-century London literary circle: Lady Montagu was a celebrated bluestocking. Historical Examples Ainslee’s magazine, Volume 16, No. 2, September, 1905 Various Race Improvement : or, Eugenics : a Little Book on a Great Subject La Reine Helen Baker Modern marriage […]