bluet

bluet

[bloo-it]
noun
1.
Usually, bluets. Also called innocence, Quaker-ladies. any of several North American plants of the genus Houstonia (or Hedyotis ), of the madder family, especially H. caerulea, a low-growing plant having four-petaled blue and white flowers.
2.
any of various other plants having blue flowers.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English blewet, blewed, variant of Middle English bloweth, blowed (see blue, blae); suffix perhaps Old English -et, as in thicket

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bluet (ˈbluːɪt)
 
n
a North American rubiaceous plant, Houstonia caerulea, with small four-petalled blue flowers

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