Blue Devils


Blue Devils

Blue Devils may refer to:

In botany:
*"Eryngium pinnatifidum", a plant from Western AustraliaIn military history:
*The Fighting Blue Devils, nickname of the 88th Infantry Division (United States) of the United States Army in World War I and World War II
*Blue Devils (French: "les Diables Bleus"), nickname of the Chasseurs Alpins, the elite mountain infantry of the French Army
* Blue Devils (aerobatic team), nickname of the 410 (F) Squadron Aerobatic Team, a Canadian military aerobatic team from 1949-1950

In music:
* The Oklahoma City Blue Devils, a legendary territory jazz band based in Oklahoma, led by Walter Page
* The Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps, a modern World Class drum and bugle corps from Concord, California

In sports:
*Duke Blue Devils, athletic teams from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina
*CCSU Blue Devils, athletic teams from Central Connecticut State University
*Dillard Blue Devils, athletic teams from Dillard University
*Fredonia State Blue Devils, athletic teams from the State University of New York at Fredonia
*Lawrence Tech Blue Devils, athletic teams from Lawrence Technological University
*UW-Stout Blue Devils, athletic team from the University of Wisconsin-Stout
*Belconnen Blue Devils, a football (soccer) team that formerly played in the New South Wales Premier League (Australia)
*Hamburg Blue Devils, an American football team that plays in the German Football League
*Davis Senior High School athletic teams (Davis CA)

In symbolism:
*The adjective blue has been associated with despondency and sadness since the 16th century. The noun the blues has been with us since 1741. The blues is a shortening of blue devils, demons popularly thought to cause depression and sadness. Blue devils have been around since 1616.

Related names

*Blue Demons, athletic teams from Depaul University


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  • Blue devils — 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 Devils — ist der Name mehrerer American Football Teams, wie beispielsweise der der Hamburg Blue Devils aus Deutschland Duke Blue Devils aus North Carolina, USA Blue Devils (Hohenems) aus Österreich und einer Eishockey Mannschaft, den Blue Devils Weiden… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • blue devils — n. 1. delirium tremens or its hallucinations 2. a depressed feeling; the blues …   English World dictionary

  • blue devils — 1. n. melancholia; depression. □ Hank is down with the blue devils again. □ How do you get rid of the blue devils? 2. n. the delirium tremens. □ You wouldn’t think that a society dame like that would have the blue devils, would you? …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • Blue devils — Devil Dev il, n. [AS. de[ o]fol, de[ o]ful; akin to G. ?eufel, Goth. diaba[ u]lus; all fr. L. diabolus the devil, Gr. ? the devil, the slanderer, fr. ? to slander, calumniate, orig., to throw across; ? across + ? to throw, let fall, fall; cf. Skr …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blue devils — noun a state of depression he had a bad case of the blues • Syn: ↑blues, ↑megrims, ↑vapors, ↑vapours • Hypernyms: ↑depression * * * 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • blue devils — blue′ dev′ils n. pl. 1) pat low spirits 2) pat delirium tremens • Etymology: 1780–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • blue devils — Synonyms and related words: blahs, blue Johnnies, blues, dismals, dods, doldrums, dolefuls, dorts, dumps, frumps, grumps, megrims, mopes, mulligrubs, mumps, pink elephants, pink spiders, pouts, snakes, sulks, sullens, the beezie weezies, the… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • blue devils — noun plural Date: 1781 low spirits ; despondency …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • blue devils — 1. low spirits; depression. 2. See delirium tremens. [1780 90] * * * …   Universalium