blu·​et | \ ˈblü-ət How to pronounce bluet (audio) \

Definition of bluet

: any of several perennial North American herbs (genus Hedyotis synonym Houstonia) of the madder family especially : one (Hedyotis caerulea synonym Houstonia caerulea) having tufted stems and bluish, white, or purplish flowers with yellow centers

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Recent Examples on the Web The remains of an old CCC latrine stand amid a meadow of tiny, violet flowers called bluets. Sarah Kaplan,, "Travel science: Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania," 11 Sep. 2019 There are Johnny-jump-ups and spring beauties and little bluets. David Grann, The New Yorker, "The Marked Woman," 1 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of bluet

circa 1821, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bluet

probably from blue entry 1

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“Bluet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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