Definition of blue curls

: any of several mints (genus Trichostema) with irregular blue flowers

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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, "Kendall and Kylie Went to Drake's New Year's Eve Party Amidst His Feud with Kanye," 2 Jan. 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, "What’s blooming in S.A. gardens now in April," 20 Apr. 2018 For late winter and early spring grow Salvia greggii, horse herb, phlox, verbena, coreopsis and blue curl (Phacelia). Calvin Finch, San Antonio Express-News, "Attracting and producing butterflies in your landscape," 6 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of blue curls

1817, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of blue curls was in 1817

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