noun blew·it \ˈblü-ət\

Definition of blewit



  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of blewit

probably irregular from blue

First Known Use: 1887

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to criticize severely

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