Definition of bluet in English:

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bluet

Pronunciation: /ˈblo͞oət/

noun

A low-growing North American plant of the bedstraw family, with small four-petaled flowers and paired leaves. Bluets often grow in large groups.
  • Genus Houstonia (or Hedyotis) , family Rubiaceae: several species, especially H. caerulea, with milky-blue or white flowers, and long-leaved bluets (H. longifolia), with white or lavender flowers.
Example sentences
  • That bluet breaks me up, tiny spring flower late, late in dour October.
  • He stands as a glad, unnecessary witness to an event - the bluets unseasonable flowering - made possible and then actually made by ‘stamina.’
  • Those little bluets look so sweet!

Origin

Early 18th century: from French, diminutive of bleu 'blue'.

Words that rhyme with bluet

cruet, intuit, suet, Yuit

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: blu·et

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