bluets
Quaker Quak"er, n. 1. One who quakes. [1913 Webster]

2. One of a religious sect founded by George {Fox}, of Leicestershire, England, about 1650, -- the members of which call themselves Friends. They were called Quakers, originally, in derision. See {Friend}, n., 4. [1913 Webster]

Fox's teaching was primarily a preaching of repentance . . . The trembling among the listening crowd caused or confirmed the name of Quakers given to the body; men and women sometimes fell down and lay struggling as if for life. --Encyc. Brit. [1913 Webster]

3. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The nankeen bird. (b) The sooty albatross. (c) Any grasshopper or locust of the genus {Edipoda}; -- so called from the quaking noise made during flight. [1913 Webster]

{Quaker buttons}. (Bot.) See {Nux vomica}.

{Quaker gun}, a dummy cannon made of wood or other material; -- so called because the sect of Friends, or Quakers, hold to the doctrine, of nonresistance.

{Quaker ladies} (Bot.), a low American biennial plant ({Houstonia c[ae]rulea}), with pretty four-lobed corollas which are pale blue with a yellowish center; -- also called {bluets}, and {little innocents}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Bluets — Blu ets, n. [F. bluet, bleuet, dim. of bleu blue. See {Blue}, a.] (Bot.) A name given to several different species of plants having blue flowers, as the {Houstonia c[oe]rulea}, the {Centaurea cyanus} or bluebottle, and the {Vaccinium… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • bluets — melsvoji parūnė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Raudinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Houstonia caerulea), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Houstonia caerulea angl. bluets; Quaker ladies šaltinis Valstybinės lietuvių kalbos… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • bluets — blu·ets (blo͞oʹĭts) pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb) Any of several herbs of the genus Hedyotis, especially the low growing H. caerulea of eastern North America, which has blue flowers with yellow centers. Also called Quaker ladies.  … …   Universalium

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