bluet

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From French bleuet, diminutive of bleu (blue).

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bluet (plural bluets)

  1. Any of several different plants, from several genera, having bluish flowers.
    • 1913, Robert Frost, 'The Vantage Point':
      My breathing shakes the bluet like a breeze [...].
    • 1969, Vladimir Nabokov, Ada or Ardor, Penguin 2011, p. 232:
      They passed undulating fields of wheat speckled with the confetti of poppies and bluets.
    1. Centaurea, a plant genus in the family Asteraceae
    2. Several plant genera in the family Rubiaceae, notably Houstonia and Oldenlandiopsis.
  2. Any of several small damselfly species, including the genera Coenagrion and Enallagma.

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