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blue thistle

noun
1.
blueweed (def 1).

blueweed

[bloo-weed] /ˈbluˌwid/
noun
1.
Also called blue thistle. a bristly weed, Echium vulgare, of the borage family, having showy blue flowers, a native of Europe naturalized in the U.S.
2.
chicory (def 1).
Origin of blueweed
1835-1845
First recorded in 1835-45; blue + weed1
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  • But for her blue-thistle gaze and the plaint of her body, you'd scarcely know she was there.

    Woman Magdeleine Marx
British Dictionary definitions for blue-thistle

blueweed

/ˈbluːˌwiːd/
noun
1.
(US) another name for viper's bugloss
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