blew·​it | \ ˈblü-ət \
plural blewits

Definition of blewit

: a fragrant, edible, agaric mushroom (Lepista nuda synonym Clitocybe nuda) with a violet-brown stem and cap Occasionally, he'll point out a blewit (Clitocybe nuda)—an edible mushroom that is quite literally blue in color.— Russ Parsons, Los Angeles Times, 21 Mar. 1996 Stout wood blewits, purple-blue, cluster on piles of wood chips …— Bruce Stutz, Natural History, July/August 1999 also : a related edible agaric (Lepista saeva synonym Clitocybe saeva synonym Tricholoma personatum) with a pale lilac stem and pale brownish cap

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First Known Use of blewit

1887, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for blewit

probably irregular from blue

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“Blewit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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