blue-curls

or blue curls

[bloo-kurlz]
noun, plural blue-curls.
  1. (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.
  2. selfheal(def 1).

Origin of blue-curls

An Americanism dating back to 1810–20
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Historical Examples of 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