Blut und Boden

German phrase (1)
Blut und Bo·​den | \ ˈblüt-u̇nt-ˈbō-dᵊn How to pronounce Blut und Boden (audio) \

Definition of Blut und Boden

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: blood and soil signifying a mystical bond between Germans and their land

Blut und Ehre

German phrase (2)
\ ˈblüt-u̇nt-ˈer-ə How to pronounce Blut und Ehre (audio) \

Definition of Blut und Ehre (Entry 2 of 3)

: blood and honor motto of the Hitler Youth organization

Blut und Eisen

German phrase (3)
Blut und Ei·​sen | \ ˈblüt-u̇nt-ˈī-zᵊn How to pronounce Blut und Eisen (audio) \

Definition of Blut und Eisen (Entry 3 of 3)

: blood and iron : military force

Comments on Blut und Boden

What made you want to look up Blut und Boden? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a strong desire or propensity

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Challenging Vocabulary Quiz Returns!

  • stylized drawing of woman pole vaulting across gap to get trophy
  • Which is a synonym of fuliginous?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!