blue-curls

or blue curls

[ bloo-kurlz ]
/ ˈbluˌkɜrlz /

noun, plural blue-curls.

(used with a singular or plural verb) 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.

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Origin of blue-curls

An Americanism dating back to 1810–20
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Example sentences from the Web for blue-curls

  • Well, the modest little Blue-curls long had had a working agreement with the Meadow Bees, and got on nicely.

    Woodland Tales|Ernest Seton-Thompson