a shrub, Ceanothus thyrsiflorus, of the buckthorn family, abundant in the western U.S., having finely toothed oblong leaves and lilaclike clusters of blue flowers.
the cornflower, Centaurea cyanus. a blue-flowered lupine, especially Lupinus subcarnosus, having spikes of light blue flowers with a white or yellow spot: the state flower of Texas. a broad, flat cap of blue wool, formerly worn in Scotland. a Scottish soldier who wore such a cap. any Scot. Historical Examples The Path of Life Stijn […]
a register or directory of socially prominent persons. any register or directory, as of major companies or officials. a blank book used in taking college examinations, usually with a blue cover. a British parliamentary or other publication bound in a blue cover. (initial capital letters) Trademark. a reference manual listing the current market value of […]
cornflower (def 1). a composite plant, Centaurea cyanus, having narrow leaves and blue flower heads. bluebottle fly. Australian. Portuguese man-of-war. Historical Examples My First Summer in the Sierra John Muir A Son of Hagar Sir Hall Caine Charles Lever, His Life in His Letters, Vol. I (of II) Edmund Downey Jacob’s Ladder E. Phillips Oppenheim […]