blue flag

  1. any North American plant of the genus Iris, especially I. versicolor: the state flower of Tennessee.

Origin of blue flag

An Americanism dating back to 1775–85

Words Nearby blue flag Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use blue flag in a sentence

  • A shallow circular cavity in the large blue flag of the hearth was the resting place of Velours.

    The Bastonnais | John Lesperance
  • The men shout, as a blue flag with a crescent, the colors of South Carolina, is flung to the breeze.

British Dictionary definitions for Blue Flag

Blue Flag

  1. an award given to a seaside resort that meets EU standards of cleanliness of beaches and purity of water in bathing areas

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