blue flower

noun (1), sometimes capitalized B&F

Definition of blue flower

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the mystic vague object of romanticist longing especially in the 19th century usually used with preceding thealways in search of the blue flower— Willi Apel

blue flower

noun (2)

Definition of blue flower (Entry 2 of 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

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History and Etymology for blue flower

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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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