low spirits; depression.
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- blue cross and blue shield,
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- blue dawn-flower,
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- blue dogwood,
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- blue duck,
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Origin of blue devils
First recorded in 1780–90
a blue capsule or tablet containing the barbiturate amobarbital or its derivative.
Also called blue angel, blue devil.
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Examples from the Web for blue-devil
I then told him all my mishaps in Sorombo, as well as of the "blue-devil" frights that had seized all my men.The Discovery of the Source of the Nile|John Hanning Speke
a fit of depression or melancholy
an attack of delirium tremens
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A blue capsule or tablet containing barbiturate amobarbital or its sodium derivative.
A feeling of depression; despondency.
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