blue flag

noun

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

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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 The other, an aging freighter, was emblazoned with the red, white and blue flag of North Korea. Chris Horton, Steven Lee Myers And Michael Schwirtz, New York Times, "Trump Rebuked China for North Korea’s Oil Smuggling. It’s More Complicated.," 18 Jan. 2018 Nearest in shore came the Connecticut, flying the blue flag of Rear Admiral Chas. sandiegouniontribune.com, "April 14, 1908: Great White Fleet visits San Diego," 14 Apr. 2018 Video on social media showed hundreds of Uighur women with blue veils and blue flags chanting in Istanbul and Sydney. Fox News, "Ethnic Uighurs protest Chinese security crackdown," 15 Mar. 2018 Throughout Clinton on Wednesday, businesses and institutions flew flags at half staff or flew blue flags. 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 Gravediggers first outline the grave with small blue flags before using shovels to take out the first dirt. Christopher Harress, AL.com, "Funeral for Justin Billa, slain Mobile police officer, draws hundreds," 27 Feb. 2018

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1732, in the meaning defined above

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blue flag

noun
\-ˈflag \

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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