plural blewits
: 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

Word History


probably irregular from blue

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of blewit was in 1887

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“Blewit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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