1. Usually, bluets. Also called innocence, Quaker-ladies.
any of several North American plants of the genus Houstonia
), of the madder family, especially H. caerulea,
a low-growing plant having four-petaled blue and white flowers.
any of various other plants having blue flowers.
Origin: 1400–50; late Middle English blewet, blewed,
variant of Middle English bloweth, blowed
); suffix perhaps Old English -et,
as in thicket