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bluecurls Syllabification: blue·curls
Pronunciation: /ˈblo͞okərlz/

Definition of bluecurls in English:


A North American plant of the mint family, with small blue flowers and blue-stalked, deeply curled stamens.
  • Genus Trichtostema, family Labiatae: several species, in particular T. dichotomum, found especially in the northeastern US, and the typically more southern T. setaceum
Example sentences
  • Robin - actually you do have several nice species of bluecurls, including Oblong Bluecurls.
  • As I watch, a humming bird stops in midair and turns its attention to the wooly bluecurls and the showy penstemon.
  • The Hidden Lake pool is the only known locality for the Hidden Lake bluecurls.

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