blae
adjective Etymology: Middle English bla, blo, from Old Norse blār; akin to Old High German blāo blue — more at blue Date: 13th century chiefly Scottish dark blue or bluish gray

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  • blae — blae; blae·ber·ry; blae·wort; hy·blae·an; …   English syllables

  • Blae — Bl[ae], a. [See {Blue}.] Dark blue or bluish gray; lead colored. [Scot.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blae — /blay, blee/, adj. Scot. and North Eng. bluish black; blue gray. [1150 1200; ME (north) bla < ON bla blackish blue; see BLUE] * * * …   Universalium

  • blae — Cleveland Dialect List (pronounced [bleea]) of a livid or pale bluish colour: he leuks bleea s a whetsone …   English dialects glossary

  • blae — [[t]bleɪ, bli[/t]] adj. Chiefly Scot. scot. bluish black; blue gray • Etymology: 1150–1200; ME (north) bla < ON blā blackish blue; see blue …   From formal English to slang

  • blae — adjective of bluish black or grey blue • Similar to: ↑chromatic • Regions: ↑Scotland …   Useful english dictionary

  • blae|ber|ry — «BLAY BEHR ee, buhr ; BLEE », noun, plural ries. Scottish. the bilberry. ╂[Middle English blabery] …   Useful english dictionary

  • blae bluish-black or gray-blue — colorful colorful adj. 1. having striking color. Opposite of {colorless}. Note: [Narrower terms: {changeable, chatoyant, iridescent, shot}; {deep, rich}; {flaming}; {fluorescent, glowing}; {prismatic}; {psychedelic}; {red, ruddy, flushed,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hy|blae|an — «hy BLEE uhn», adjective. 1. of or having to do with the town of Hybla in ancient Sicily, famous for its honey. 2. honeyed; mellifluous …   Useful english dictionary

  • blight — blaɪt n. disease, plague, scourge; affliction, destruction v. destroy, ruin; cause to wither and die (of a plant) …   English contemporary dictionary

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