blue flower

1 of 2

noun (1)

sometimes capitalized B&F
: the mystic vague object of romanticist longing especially in the 19th century
usually used with preceding the
always in search of the blue flowerWilli Apel

blue flower

2 of 2

noun (2)

: a pale blue that is redder, lighter, and stronger than average powder blue or Sistine and greener, lighter, and stronger than average cadet gray

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

translation of German blaue blume, symbol of poetry in Heinrich von Ofterdingen (1802), fragmentary novel by Baron Friedrich von Hardenberg (Novalis) †1801 German poet

Noun (2)

blue entry 1 + flower

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“Blue flower.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blue%20flower. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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