blae

[bley, blee]
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adjective Scot. and North England.

bluish-black; blue-gray.

Nearby words

  1. bladebone,
  2. bladed,
  3. bladelet,
  4. blading,
  5. blady grass,
  6. blaeberry,
  7. blaenau gwent,
  8. blaes,
  9. blaeu,
  10. blaeu, willem janszoon

Origin of blae

1150–1200; Middle English (north) bla < Old Norse blā blackish blue; see blue

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Examples from the Web for blae

  • "Ye must be fair starving, Paul," quoth she softly with her hand on my arm, and I daresay my face was blae with cold and chagrin.



British Dictionary definitions for blae

blae

adjective

Scot bluish-grey; slate-coloured

Word Origin for blae

from Old Norse blár

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