noun, often capitalized
blue·​beard | \ˈblü-ˌbird \

Definition of bluebeard 

: a man who marries and kills one wife after another

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Other fall bloomers: Pink and purple asters, salvia, lantana, Dark Knight bluebeard. Uyeta Landscape And Maintenance, The Seattle Times, "Design a fall garden for all of your senses," 28 July 2017

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First Known Use of bluebeard

1795, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bluebeard

Bluebeard, a fairy-tale character

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The first known use of bluebeard was in 1795

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to move with a clumsy heavy tread

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