Definition of bluet in English:


Syllabification: blu·et
Pronunciation: /ˈblo͞oit


  • 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
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    • 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!


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

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