blue curls
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Date: 1817 any of several mints (genus Trichostema) with irregular blue flowers

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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