French form of blue (1), used from c.1890 in names of various French blue cheeses (French fromage bleu) marketed in Britain and U.S.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for bleu

Historical Examples of bleu

  • At this time there was at the palace a pet dog, known by the name of Bleu.

  • Whatever is not practical, whatever cannot be expressed clearly in black and white, he calls “Bleu.”

    The English Stage

    Augustin Filon

  • Special mention need only be made of the jewelled porcelain (Figs. 262 and 263) on a bleu de roi ground.

    The Ceramic Art

    Jennie J. Young

  • And taking the steel glove from the page, Bleu Boar flung it clanging on the marble floor.


    William Makepeace Thackeray

  • So saying, and bidding his people take good care of Bleu Sanglier's retinue, the Prince left the hall with his daughter.


    William Makepeace Thackeray