blue devil


blue devils plural : low spirits : despondency, melancholy
: a common blue-rayed aster (Aster lowrieanus) of the eastern U.S.
: either of two Australian percoid fishes (Paraplesiops gigas and P. meleagris) brightly marked with light blue dots
: a small brilliantly marked blue fish (Pomacentrus fuscus) of the West Indies

Word History

First Known Use

1756, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of blue devil was in 1756

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“Blue devil.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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