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bluet

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Pronunciation: /ˈbluːɪt
 
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Definition of bluet in English:

noun

A low-growing evergreen North American plant with milky-blue flowers.
  • Hedyotis (or Houstonia) caerulea, family Rubiaceae
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

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