blue curls


plural in form but singular or plural in construction
: any of several mints (genus Trichostema) with irregular blue flowers

Examples of blue curls in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Aside from poppies, bush sunflowers, wooly blue curls, lupine, black sage, ceanothus and other plants are popping along trails in the Santa Monica Mountains. Los Angeles Times, 17 Mar. 2022 Use seed varieties like coreopsis, poppies, bluebonnets, bee balm, phlox, blue curl, Salvia coccinea, sunflower and other selections that are well adapted for the Central Texas area. Calvin Finch,, 28 Nov. 2019 Most wildflower seed varieties require full sun, but Salvia coccinea and blue curl will prosper in the shade. Calvin Finch,, 26 Sep. 2019 Another wildflower, blue curl (Phacelia) is also blooming and is especially obvious because of its ability to attract butterflies and bees. Calvin Finch, San Antonio Express-News, 20 Apr. 2018 The beauty mogul had her hair up in icy blue curls while wearing a white tuxedo dress for the night out. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, 2 Jan. 2019 For late winter and early spring grow Salvia greggii, horse herb, phlox, verbena, coreopsis and blue curl (Phacelia). Calvin Finch, San Antonio Express-News, 6 Apr. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1817, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of blue curls was in 1817

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“Blue curls.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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