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.
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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 […]
any of several iridescent blue blow flies, especially those of the genus Calliphora, some of which are parasitic on domestic animals.
an electronic device used by phone phreaks to send out signals that unlock long-distance telephone circuits. noun (Canadian) a blue plastic container for domestic refuse that is to be collected and recycled