a bluish, asbestine variety of riebeckite.
a blue fibrous amphibole mineral consisting of sodium iron silicate: a variety of asbestos used in cement products and pressure piping
an infant born with cyanosis resulting from a congenital heart or lung defect. noun a baby born with a bluish tinge to the skin because of lack of oxygen in the blood, esp caused by a congenital defect of the heart
noun (in Britain) a fabric bag for a barrister’s robes a small bag containing blueing for laundering Historical Examples The Chronicles of Crime or The New Newgate Calendar. v. 2/2 Camden Pelham The Letters of Charles Dickens Charles Dickens The Queer, the Quaint and the Quizzical Frank H. Stauffer Verner’s Pride Mrs. Henry Wood Anthony […]
corn lily (def 2).