blue-curls

blue′-curls` or blue′ curls`
n. pl. -curls
pln any of several plants belonging to the genus Trichostema, of the mint family, having usu. blue to pink flowers with long, curved filaments
Etymology: 1810–20, amer.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • Blue curls — Blue Blue (bl[=u]), a. [Compar. {Bluer} (bl[=u] [ e]r); superl. {Bluest}.] [OE. bla, blo, blew, blue, livid, black, fr. Icel.bl[=a]r livid; akin to Dan. blaa blue, Sw. bl[*a], D. blauw, OHG. bl[=a]o, G. blau; but influenced in form by F. bleu,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blue-curls — ☆ blue curls [blo͞o′kʉrlz΄ ] n. any of a genus (Trichostema) of plants of the mint family, with downy, narrow leaves and blue flowers: also blue curls …   English World dictionary

  • Blue curls — Curl Curl (k[^u]rl), n. [Akin to D. krul, Dan. kr[ o]lle. See {Curl}, v. ] 1. A ringlet, especially of hair; anything of a spiral or winding form. [1913 Webster] Under a coronet, his flowing hair In curls on either cheek played. Milton. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blue curls — noun any of several plants of the genus Trichostema having whorls of small blue flowers • Hypernyms: ↑subshrub, ↑suffrutex • Hyponyms: ↑black sage, ↑wooly blue curls, ↑California romero, ↑Trichostema lanatum, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • blue-curls — /blooh kerrlz /, n., pl. blue curls. 1. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) any of several plants belonging to the genus Trichostema, of the mint family, having blue to pink or, rarely, white flowers with long, curved filaments. 2. selfheal (def. 1).… …   Universalium

  • blue-curls — /blooh kerrlz /, n., pl. blue curls. 1. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) any of several plants belonging to the genus Trichostema, of the mint family, having blue to pink or, rarely, white flowers with long, curved filaments. 2. selfheal (def. 1).… …   Useful english dictionary

  • blue curls — noun plural but singular or plural in construction Date: 1817 any of several mints (genus Trichostema) with irregular blue flowers …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • wooly blue curls — noun an aromatic plant with wooly leaves found in southern California and Mexico • Syn: ↑black sage, ↑California romero, ↑Trichostema lanatum • Hypernyms: ↑blue curls • Member Holonyms: ↑Trichostema, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Blue — (bl[=u]), a. [Compar. {Bluer} (bl[=u] [ e]r); superl. {Bluest}.] [OE. bla, blo, blew, blue, livid, black, fr. Icel.bl[=a]r livid; akin to Dan. blaa blue, Sw. bl[*a], D. blauw, OHG. bl[=a]o, G. blau; but influenced in form by F. bleu, from OHG.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Blue asbestus — Blue Blue (bl[=u]), a. [Compar. {Bluer} (bl[=u] [ e]r); superl. {Bluest}.] [OE. bla, blo, blew, blue, livid, black, fr. Icel.bl[=a]r livid; akin to Dan. blaa blue, Sw. bl[*a], D. blauw, OHG. bl[=a]o, G. blau; but influenced in form by F. bleu,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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