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bluebonnet

[bloo-bon-it] /ˈbluˌbɒn ɪt/
noun
1.
the cornflower, Centaurea cyanus.
2.
a blue-flowered lupine, especially Lupinus subcarnosus, having spikes of light blue flowers with a white or yellow spot: the state flower of Texas.
3.
a broad, flat cap of blue wool, formerly worn in Scotland.
4.
a Scottish soldier who wore such a cap.
5.
any Scot.
Also called bluecap
[bloo-kap] /ˈbluˌkæp/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of bluebonnet
1675-1685
1675-85; blue + bonnet
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  • Zeen did not answer, but stood there shivering and staring, with his eyes fixed on a bluebonnet in the cut corn.

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bluebonnet

/ˈbluːˌbɒnɪt/
noun
1.
other names for Balmoral1 (sense 3)
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