blue flag


Definition of blue flag

: a blue-flowered iris especially : a common iris (Iris versicolor) chiefly of the eastern U.S. with a root formerly used medicinally

Examples of blue flag in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The orange, white and blue flag of South Africa's previous white-minority regime, which enforced the system of racial discrimination known as apartheid, was replaced by a new flag when the country achieved majority-rule democracy in 1994. NBC News, "South Africa court: Using apartheid-era flag is hate speech, should be punished," 22 Aug. 2019 The orange, white and blue flag of the earlier white-minority regime, which enforced the system of racial discrimination known as apartheid, was replaced when the country achieved majority-rule democracy in 1994. Washington Post, "World Digest: Aug. 21, 2019," 21 Aug. 2019 The red, white and blue flag of Puerto Rico was present at Lake Eola as hundreds of Puerto Ricans and other community activists gathered to demand Gov. Ricardo Rosselló's resignation Monday evening, on the 10th day of mass protests on the island. Cristóbal Reyes,, "Hundreds gather at Lake Eola, demand Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló's resignation," 23 July 2019 Purple and blue flags warn of dangerous animals, like sharks, in the water. Maggie O'neill,, "A Father of Six Was Killed By a Wave at a North Carolina Beach. Here’s How That Can Happen," 22 July 2019 The letter also had a drawing of a person holding a red, white and blue flag as well as a rainbow flag. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "Same-sex couple in Texas receives letter from neighbor thanking them for displaying Pride flag," 21 June 2019 This undated photo provided by South Korea Presidential Blue House Tuesday, April 24, 2018, shows mango mousse decorated by a blue flag symbolizing a unified Korean Peninsula. Washington Post, "Inter-Korean summit food will have touch of Swiss," 25 Apr. 2018 Fire officials included a few photos in the post, including one of the red, white and blue flag waving in the wind. Zoe Szathmary, Fox News, "Maine firefighters help military widow, 97, 'proudly' raise American flag," 27 June 2018 As a sign of support for the police department, the blue flags were sent out to the Clinton community after Michael was shot in August. Steve Vockrodt, Ian Cummings And Joe Robertson, kansascity, "Clinton: A gateway to the Ozarks and, in recent months, a city of tragedy | The Kansas City Star," 7 Mar. 2018

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1732, in the meaning defined above

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Medical Definition of blue flag

1 : either of two common blue-flowered irises (Iris versicolor and I. virginica) of the eastern and central United States with rhizomes formerly used medicinally as a cathartic and emetic
2 : the dried rhizome of a blue flag

called also blue flag root

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